PHOENIX — Sprouts Farmers Markets has become the latest food retailer to file for a public stock offering, seeking to fuel ambitious growth plans while the appetite for IPOs is hot. The retailer is touting rapid sales growth and the potential to add more than 1,000 new stores in a prospectus to raise around $300 million through the sale of shares. The offering, which Sprouts said it hopes to initiate “as soon as practicable,” would be fifth supermarket IPO in the last ...

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