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10. Sprouts Opens in Franklin

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, added 12 locations to its growing roster of healthy grocery stores in early 2016 and opened in the former Stein Mart on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin in March of this year.

Sprouts offers consumers a complete healthy grocery store experience featuring fresh produce, bulk foods, dairy, meat and seafood, bakery, vitamins and supplements and more. Shoppers will find an abundant selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and barrels of wholesome grains, nuts and sweets. The bright, open stores showcase fresh-baked goods, eclectic beer and wine, and thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries. Sprouts’ on-site butchers help customers with special cuts of meat or seafood or handmade burgers and sausages. The vitamin department carries thousands of top-quality, sensibly- priced vitamins, natural remedies, functional food, lifestyle support and herbal supplements. Sprouts’ knowledgeable service and low prices offer customers a unique shopping experience.

Sprouts brought an estimated 100 jobs to the community with the Franklin location being the third location to open in Tennessee. Sprouts is located at 1010 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin.

 

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