Consolidation, Market Expansion, Acquisitions, etc.

Sprouts acquired Henry’s, Sun Harvest, & now Sunflower. The chain now spans from Texas to Southern California and up into the Rockies.

Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage is one HQ call with 50 retail calls spanning 4 regions (SW, RM, MW, and Pac NW).

Earth Fare expanded from the Southeast to the Midwest region with additional expansion on the horizon.

Delhaize consolidated buying for 3 banners from Maine to Miami with 4 distribution sources: Hannaford Brothers (New England – PDI & UNFI), Food Lion (Southeastern states from Georgia to Maryland – DC9 & UNFI), Sweetbay (Florida – KeHE)