Sprouts Farmers Market will open in Pasadena, Md. at 8048 Ritchie Highway on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m. to provide immediate fresh and healthy grocery options to the community.
The Pasadena location will be the fourth Sprouts in the state and will operate under the grocer’s current adjusted hours of 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.
Sprouts is closely following CDC and local health authority guidelines related to COVID-19, while regularly providing store team members, who are required to wear masks and gloves, with the latest safety guidance. In addition to regular food safety and cleaning procedures, Sprouts has invested additional labor hours into stores to allow for more frequent cleaning, paying close attention to high-touch areas such as service counters, restrooms, carts and checkout lanes. Stores are also implementing steps to promote social distancing at registers, where plexiglass barriers are being installed to add protection for team members and customers.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to zero waste, the new store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Maryland Food Bank through the grocer’s Food Rescue program. In 2019, Sprouts stores and distribution centers donated 27 million pounds of product, equivalent to 23 million meals. Food that is not fit for donation is provided to local cattle farms and composting facilities. Sprouts’ evolving zero waste initiatives help minimize food waste while reducing the impact of hunger and the company’s environmental footprint.