Henry’s Farmers Market to merge with Sprouts

Sprouts Farmers Market and Henry’s Farmers Market brands have agreed to merge under the Sprouts name. Both were founded by the Boney family.
Sprouts Farmers Market and Henry’s Farmers Market brands have agreed to merge under the Sprouts name. Both were founded by the Boney family. Kelly Sims/Flickr Creative Commons

Henry’s Farmers Markets, a regional supermarket chain with stores in Orange County and the Inland Empire, will disappear from the landscape soon.

Sprouts Farmers Market and Henry’s Farmers Market have agreed to merge under the Sprouts name.

The Boney family founded Henry’s Market as a fruit stand in San Diego in 1943. It grew from there and eventually the family more than a decade ago sold Henry’s to Wild Oats Markets, which Whole Foods bought out four years ago.

After the Boney family sold Henry’s to Wild Oats, the family opened Sprouts Farmers Market in Arizona in 2002.

The merger of Sprouts and Henry’s brings together the two brands that the Boney family created.

The merged chain will operate 98 stores in the western United States, with plans to open another 10 this year. But in the next year or so, the Henry’s name will disappear, replaced with Sprouts.

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