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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Grand Opening week Sprouts

    http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2...ens-first.html

    Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney family,
    who are also the founders of the Henry's Farmers Market chain, which today
    is owned by Southern California-based Smart & Final. Henry's was named after
    family patriarch Henry Boney.

    Here is what the Manager said "Sprouts started by the brother of the founder
    of Henry's after Henry's sold out to Smart & Final.

    I wonder if there was a non-compete clause when Henry's sold???? LOL

    I like the store - opening day yesterday Mobbed! This morning not so bad.
    Great specials USDA Choice London Broil $1.77 USDA Prime Fillet Mignon
    $9.99.

    Dimitri


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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Grand Opening week Sprouts

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2...armers-market-

    opens
    > -first.html
    >
    > Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney
    > family, who are also the founders of the Henry's Farmers Market chain,
    > which today is owned by Southern California-based Smart & Final.
    > Henry's was named after family patriarch Henry Boney.
    >
    > Here is what the Manager said "Sprouts started by the brother of the
    > founder of Henry's after Henry's sold out to Smart & Final.
    >
    > I wonder if there was a non-compete clause when Henry's sold???? LOL
    >
    > I like the store - opening day yesterday Mobbed! This morning not so
    > bad. Great specials USDA Choice London Broil $1.77 USDA Prime Fillet
    > Mignon $9.99.
    >
    > Dimitri



    Dimitri,

    Small upstarts are so rare nowadays, before they're absorbed by the
    giants.

    My favorite www.afoodsource.com vanished. They had one reduced scale
    store last I checked.

    For others who don't know Smart and Final, it was the precursor to the
    big wholesale clubs...

    ....we called it Fart and Smile.

    USDA prime filet mignon at that price? What a deal!!!

    Happy shopping, you lucky BUM!!!

    Best,

    Andy


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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Grand Opening week Sprouts

    Dimitri wrote:
    > http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2...ens-first.html
    >
    >
    > Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney
    > family, who are also the founders of the Henry's Farmers Market chain,
    > which today is owned by Southern California-based Smart & Final. Henry's
    > was named after family patriarch Henry Boney.
    >
    > Here is what the Manager said "Sprouts started by the brother of the
    > founder of Henry's after Henry's sold out to Smart & Final.
    >
    > I wonder if there was a non-compete clause when Henry's sold???? LOL
    >
    > I like the store - opening day yesterday Mobbed! This morning not so
    > bad. Great specials USDA Choice London Broil $1.77 USDA Prime Fillet
    > Mignon $9.99.
    >
    > Dimitri




    The first week or two that they open a store the prices are fantastic.
    They do rise soon, but it's still one of my favorite stores.

    gloria p

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Grand Opening week Sprouts

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i5rn65$o80$[email protected]..
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >> http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2...ens-first.html
    >> Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney
    >> family, who are also the founders of the Henry's Farmers Market chain,
    >> which today is owned by Southern California-based Smart & Final. Henry's
    >> was named after family patriarch Henry Boney.
    >>
    >> Here is what the Manager said "Sprouts started by the brother of the
    >> founder of Henry's after Henry's sold out to Smart & Final.
    >>
    >> I wonder if there was a non-compete clause when Henry's sold???? LOL
    >>
    >> I like the store - opening day yesterday Mobbed! This morning not so bad.
    >> Great specials USDA Choice London Broil $1.77 USDA Prime Fillet Mignon
    >> $9.99.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    >
    > The first week or two that they open a store the prices are fantastic.
    > They do rise soon, but it's still one of my favorite stores.
    >
    > gloria p




    I'm sure they're going up - no retailer can sustain prices like that -
    However the store presentation is excellent. Now if all these shoppers
    would only get the hell out of my way. :-)


    Dimitri




  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Grand Opening week Sprouts

    On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:07:15 -0700, Dimitri wrote:

    > http://freshneasybuzz.blogspot.com/2...ens-first.html
    >
    > Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney family,
    > who are also the founders of the Henry's Farmers Market chain, which today
    > is owned by Southern California-based Smart & Final. Henry's was named after
    > family patriarch Henry Boney.
    >
    > Here is what the Manager said "Sprouts started by the brother of the founder
    > of Henry's after Henry's sold out to Smart & Final.
    >
    > I wonder if there was a non-compete clause when Henry's sold???? LOL


    Henry's didn't sell out to S&F, they sold out to Whole Foods. And
    after a long battle with the FTC over market share and monopoly, which
    Whole Foods won, they turned around and sold them anyway. To S&F.

    Any no-compete clause would have been enforceable only by Whole Foods.

    I like sprouts better than Sunflower/Newflower and Sun Harvest. Whole
    foods has the better selection, but at ridiculous prices. Their
    opening week here they had $5 grass fed South American tenderloin. It
    was mighty fine. A little more texture without being tough, and a
    better flavor than the conventional American beef.

    -sw

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Grand Opening week Sprouts

    On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:51:59 -0600, gloria.p wrote:

    > The first week or two that they open a store the prices are fantastic.
    > They do rise soon, but it's still one of my favorite stores.


    Prices aren't that great now. I bought some "Cod" there a couple
    weeks ago that cooked up as rubber. It must have been that new breed
    of Vulcanized Cod.

    But they're the only place in Texas that carry Nathan's Famous Half
    Sour Pickles (AKA Hermann's Pickles) and Bob's Big Boy Roquefort
    Dressing (or any roquefort dressing fore that matter).

    -sw

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