Stealing the limelight is never easy in a channel long dominated by Whole Foods Market. Yet that’s just what Shon Boney did when his Sprouts Farmers Market announced its merger with regional rival Sunflower Farmers Markets. It was the second acquisition in 18 months for the Phoenix-based natural food chain and more than enough to land Chief Executive Officer Boney on SN’s Power 50 list for the first time ever. “We have quite a bit of room to grow here,” he ...

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