Nearly a year and a half after it bought Henry’s, Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market finalized a deal to purchase Boulder, Colo.-based Sunflower Farmers Market.

The completed merger of 37 Sunflower Farmers Market stores, announced May 29, gives Sprouts a total of 144 stores with six new store openings scheduled this year. Investment firm Apollo Management LP is the majority owner of Sprouts.Sprouts, Sunflower finalize merger

All Sunflower stores will be re-branded under the Sprouts banner, starting in July, according to a news release. The rebranding includes new interior and exterior signs, updated fixtures and an expanded merchandise mix.

A Sprouts spokesperson said Sunflower’s corporate offices will be consolidated to Phoenix over the next few weeks. The merger gives Sprouts market share in areas where it previously did not have a strong presence, in Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah, the spokesperson said.

“Everyone at Sprouts is eager to work with the Sunflower team to build a stronger company,” said Shon Boney, chief executive officer of Sprouts, in a news release. “In joining forces, we will create a company that is not only bigger, but better and continue to provide our signature shopping experience with a strong commitment to value and natural products.”