Sprouts to Add East Mesa Store in Upcoming National Expansion Article originally posted on AZ Central on January 8, 2019 Sprouts Farmers Market said it will add a new store in east Mesa — one of nine new locations planned nationally during the second quarter of 2019. The new location will be at 1240 S. Signal Butte Road. Each store adds about 140 local employees. Phoenix-based Sprouts also plans its first stores in three new states — one each in Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia. Three other stores are planned for the second quarter in California and two in Florida. All told, Sprouts plans to open 30 stores nationally in 2019, though some locations have not yet been announced. Sprouts, which operates more than 300 stores in 19 states, including 39 stores in Arizona, sells fresh, natural and organic products. Sprouts Farmers Market was included in the group affected by Amazon, but lower prices and a focus on produce may save it from Amazon’s death grip. Sprouts is one of the best-positioned grocers right now, according to one analyst Wochit.