Sprouting Into the Miami Market Scene: Looking into the Creation of Sprout’s Market


Ryan McKean

With many Sprouts Market Stores in Florida, the supermarket opens its first store in Kendall, Miami.

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Feature Editor

Sprouts Farmers’ Market, the newest grocery store on Miami’s chopping block, opened its doors for the first time on Feb. 11. Tagged as a mix between two Miami favorites, Trader Joes and Whole Foods, the chain is known for its unique selection of ethically and responsibly sourced products and farmers’ market-style experience. 

Miamians got their first taste of Sprouts at its Kendall location on 12690 SW 88th St. with kick-off events such as a weekend-long 20% discount using the Sprouts app, in-store samplings and more.

Prior to the opening, Sprouts announced it would expand its Florida presence by adding several new locations throughout the state — most notably in Miami. With 23 Florida locations, the supermarket is not new to the state. However, this will be the chain’s first — and highly anticipated — store in Miami Dade County. 

Sprouts is best known for its fresh produce. With a smaller and more central feel, all produce is stationed at the center of the store, as opposed to in the typical aisles found at most grocers. In addition, each store offers a wide range of specialty and inclusive products catering to all kinds of diets, from keto and plant-based items to organic and gluten-free goods.

Sprouts also offers an extensive selection of bulk items, including the typical nuts, rice, beans and granola, while also offering more unique aisles devoted to bulks of eccentric coffee, candy and spices. 

Employing more than 35,000 associates at stores across 23 states, Sprouts is ranked No. 48 on the PG 100, the Progressive Grocer’s 2021 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America. Sprouts is also ranked the 15th-most-popular grocer in America, according to firm YouGov, which also has Trader Joe’s as number one and Whole Foods Market in fifth place. 

The farmers’ market-style grocer plans to open 20 other stores this year, including five in South Florida from Homestead to West Palm Beach.