Sprouts Farmers Market announced it plans to open 35 stores in 2017, beginning with 11 locations in the second quarter.

The second quarter expansion will add locations in Colorado, Texas, California, Florida and Georgia.

"As Sprouts continues to grow, we're deeply invested in enhancing our operations and developing our team members so they can deliver the best experience possible for our guests," said chief operations officer Dan Sanders in a news release. "Sprouts team members are inspired by the company's growth and our 'healthy living for less' approach to grocery shopping, and we offer tremendous opportunities for career progression, especially in the Southeast."

Each store will create more than 100 jobs. Sprouts, based in Phoenix, has more than 250 stores.

 
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