KeHE Distributors LLC has renewed its agreement with Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) as its primary distribution partner for natural, organic and fresh products through the year 2025.
Brandon Barnholt, president and chief executive officer of KeHE Distributors, said, “Sprouts is one of the fastest-growing, most forward-thinking and efficient merchants in the country, and we are honored they have chosen to renew and expand our partnership.”
Sprouts, a pioneer for a small-box grocery retail formats, provides natural, organic and fresh options to consumers at affordable prices. The healthy grocer operates more than 300 stores from coast to coast, with plans to reach 19 states by the end of 2018. Terms of the new agreement include shared targets for improving operational efficiencies, lowering food waste and enhancing Sprouts’ customer experience.
Jim Nielsen, president and CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market, said, “As our mission states, ‘We love to inspire, educate and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life.’ We are excited about renewing our partnership with KeHE and confident this agreement will serve us and our customers well for years to come.”
KeHE provides natural and organic, specialty, and fresh products to natural food stores, chain grocery stores, independent grocery stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. It is an employee-owned company with more than 5,500 employees in the United States and Canada. For complete details, go to www.KeHE.com.
Headquartered in Phoenix AZ, Sprouts employs more than 28,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 17 states from coast to coast. Visit www.about.sprouts.com for more information.