About 100 people waited in line Wednesday for opening day festivities at Sprouts Farmers Market, Keller’s newest grocery store.A ribbon cutting for the store, located at 2003 S. Main, was held at 7 a.m. Customers who attended received a free reusable bag with purchase and upon checkout, every 15th shopper received a coupon booklet. The 32,707-square-foot specialty grocer also had $1 deals during the event."We’re very happy to be here in Keller," said Sprouts President and CEO Doug Sanders via a news release. "Sprouts is proud to sell the freshest produce, in the tradition of old-fashioned farmers markets, with healthy, high-quality food at a great value. We look forward to meeting our new neighbors and becoming part of the Keller community." Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in 1943. The Keller store is the 13th to open in the DFW area, with the nearest location in Southlake only about six miles away at Davis and Southlake boulevards.Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, Sprouts has specialty items such as barrels of grains, nuts and sweets, full-service deli, fresh baked goods, eclectic beer and wine, gourmet cheese and a wide selection of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries. Meat and seafood counters include all-natural meat and seafood delivered up to six days per week.Those who missed the grand opening will have another chance at the fun and prizes.July 20, the first 300 customers to make a purchase at the Keller store will get a coupon booklet for five free sandwiches. Also, there will be 20 golden tickets hidden on products throughout the aisles worth $20 off a purchase.Boar’s Head will be on site, handing out 500 free hot dogs and customers also will be randomly picked to win fresh sliced Boar’s Head meats and cheeses at the deli.Other community events planned include a July 27 lecture, held by a Sprouts nutritionist."Burn the Belly Fat and Tone the Tummy," by Janet Little, will share with guests how to increase fat-burning hormones and learn why consuming less fat may not help with loss of belly fat.For more information go to www.sprouts.com.
Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1