NEW YORK — Moody's Investors Service here said it was assigning its first ratings to Sprouts Farmers Market, Phoenix — a B2 rating, with a stable outlook — as the chain acquires Henry's Farmers Market, Los Angeles. Moody's said the B2 corporate family rating reflects Sprouts' "high leverage, relatively small scale, aggressive growth strategy, increased amount of funded debt and financial policy risk." The rating also reflects Sprouts' "attractive market niche and good operating ...

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