Since it launched its first store eight years ago, Sprouts Farmers Market has continued to branch out, undaunted by the recent economic downturn. Celebrating a milestone this past June with the opening of its 50th store, the company has added four more since then. Twelve stores opened this year, and seven are planned for 2011. It's a lot, but it's well planned, Doug Sanders, president and chief operating officer, told SN. “In the second quarter, we had our best comp sales since 2008, and ...

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