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Value positioning, new stores grow Sprouts sales 20 percent in Q2

Value positioning, new stores grow Sprouts sales 20 percent in Q2

Since its IPO in August 2013, Sprouts has been on a growth tear through the Southwestern natural retail market. With new stores in the Southeast, strong Q2 comp store sales growth, and net sales up 20 percent, the company is riding high in midyear 2014. Here are some takeaways from Sprouts' latest earnings report that you can apply to your own retail business. 

Supernatural retail chain Sprouts posted another rock-solid quarter of revenue and comp store sales growth in Q2 2014 thanks in part to new store openings in the Southeast United States and growing basket size in existing stores. The Phoenix-based grocer reported Thursday that net sales for the quarter climbed to $744 million, up 20 percent from the previous year's quarter, and that comparable store sales grew nearly 10 percent.

"During the quarter, we opened our first store in th

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