Sprouts (NASDAQ:SFM)

Sprouts Farmers MarketSprouts Farmers Market is a publicly traded grocery store chain operating with 191 stores. The chain’s revenue in millions in 2014 was $2,967 and it employed approximately 17,000. Each Sprouts Farmers Market carries an average of 17,500 SKUs, with an assortment of grocery items including fresh produce, flowers and gifts, pharmacy items, and health and beauty products. Their mission states that the cornerstones of Sprouts’ business are fresh, natural and organic products at compelling prices (which they refer to as “Healthy Living for Less”), an attractive and differentiated shopping experience, and knowledgeable team members who they believe provide best-in-class customer service and product education. Sprouts capitalizes on two powerful, long-term consumer trends—a growing interest in health and wellness and a focus on value.

Sprouts’ Good Jobs Score Overview

Customer/Employee Scores
Productivity/Customer Scores
Productivity/Employee Scores


Sprouts’ Customer Score

ACSI currently doesn’t cover SFM. The score shown above is an estimate.
Additional Customer Data

The Good Jobs Customer component is comprised of ACSI, Consumer Reports, and Yelp scores (see Methodology for more details). Although not part of the Good Jobs Score, the following table provides additional data on customer satisfaction.


Sprouts’ Employee Score

Sprouts Glassdoor Rating Trend
Additional Employee Data

The Good Jobs Employee component is comprised of Glassdoor and Indeed scores (see Methodology for more details). Although not part of the Good Jobs Score, the following charts provide additional data on employee satisfaction and level of unionization.

  • The above charts provide additional information as measured by Glassdoor.com. They serve to show Sprouts’ relative position to its peer-group and do not imply a causal relationship between the dimensions.


Sprouts’ Productivity Score

Sales / SQFT
Sales / Employee
Inventory TurnoverVI
Sprouts Farmer’s Market (SFM) went public in FY2013. Because some disclosures (such as the number of employees) are only available for the fiscal years in which a 10-K is filed with the S.E.C., the above graphs only show reported data from FY2013 onwards.
more performance data
Fiscal year end12/29/201312/28/2014
Number of employees14,00017,000
Number of stores138148167191
Total store sqft² (m)
Average store size (sqft²)19,72127,46527,44227,502
Revenue (m)$1,106$1,795$2,438$2,967
Gross margin (%)30.15%31.55%31.75%31.92%
EBITDA margin (%)3.15%6.12%7.98%8.90%
Same-store sales growth (%)5.10%9.70%10.70%9.90%
Source: 10-K filings with the S.E.C.


Sprouts’ CEO J. Douglas Sanders

CEO-to-Cashier pay ratio
Pay ratio methodology
We follow a methodology established by the Economic Policy Institute. CEO compensation data is collected from Compustat’s annual executive compensation database and, where needed, extended by companies’ FAB 14A proxy filings with the S.E.C.. Hourly cashier compensation is collected from Glassdoor, with an average sample size of N=293. Annual cashier pay is estimated by multiplying hourly pay by 40 hours/week and 52 weeks.
CEO Approval
This metric, as collected by Glassdoor.com, represents a reviewer’s positive/neutral/negative rating of the current CEO. The CEO approval percentage is the share of reviewers who rate the CEO positively.


Sprouts’ Disclosure Details

The following data are based on SASB disclosure recommendations for the Human Capital dimension in the restaurant industry. They will be updated once SASB provides recommendations for the retail industry.

Voluntary Turnover RateNot Reported
Involuntary Turnover RateNot Reported
Average Hourly Wage (by region)Not Reported
% of Employees at Minimum WageNot Reported
Amount of legal/regulatory fines and settlements associated with labor law violationsNot Reported
Amount of tax credit received for hiring through enterprise zone programs
(these State and Local government programs encourage companies to create jobs in specific geographic area targeted for economic revitalization)
Not Reported

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