recent merger of Sunflower Markets and Sprouts a done deal, look for the
Sunflower name to go bye-bye in short order as the rebranding in the parent
company’s name moves forward.
Phoenix-based Sprouts is expected to sell
some $2 billion of groceries and related products over the coming year, with
150+ stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and
Sunflower was the brainchild of Mike
Gilliland, Libby Cook and Randy Clapp. The trio are
also credited with the creation of the Wild Oats brand, swallowed up by Whole
Foods a few years back.
For information, call 303-758-4400 or visit sprouts.com.
deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Candace Stuart, owner of Wild
Bird Center (1685 S. Colorado Blvd.), on July 30. After a two-week closing sale, the store was
shuttered at the end of last month.
Spokesperson Don Zimmerman said, “We are working diligently behind the
scenes with Wild Bird Centers of America, with the estate, the Regency Centers
and others to reopen the store as soon as is legally possible to do so.
Resolving a situation as sudden and tragic as this is a complex process, so we
are asking our customers’ patience and understanding while we try to work
things out.We are hopeful
that the effort and care Candace put into the Wild Bird Center for the last 17
years will continue to live on.”
Visit facebook.com/wild.centerdenver; wildbirdrehab.com;
and wildbird.com for more information.