Sprouts Farmers Market, Phoenix, said it plans to expand into Alabama early next year, with a store in Birmingham among seven new locations it announced Tuesday.

Sprouts entered the Atlanta market area earlier this year with four stores.

Besides the Alabama store, the company said six other locations are scheduled to open early in 2015: in Bakersfield and Daly City, Calif.; Liberty, Mo.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; South Jordan, Utah; and its fifth Atlanta area store in Cumming, Ga.

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