Grocery store retailers Sprouts Farmers Market and Giant Eagle have unveiled plans to expand their food businesses into new regions.
Sprouts Farmers Market, a Phoenix-based specialty store, said it will open five new stores in the Atlanta area by the end of the year. The grocer has signed leases in Snellville, Cumming, Dunwoody, John's Creek and Norcross, Ga. The company is planning its first grand opening in the area by the middle of the second quarter.
Looking ahead, Sprouts has identified three additional locations in the area in Roswell, North Buckhead and Smyrna, although the company has not yet confirmed those locations, reports Supermarket News.
Pittsburgh-based grocer Giant Eagle said it, too, will be expanding into new territories in 2014. The chain will open its first Indianapolis-area location with a Market District supermarket and a GetGo convenience store in Carmel. They will be the first Giant Eagle stores in the state and additional stores in the metro area might follow, the chain said.
Giant Eagle will celebrate the launch of the new stores in 2015. The chain currently operates 420 retail locations in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia and Maryland.
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