Sprouts Farmers Market debuts in…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTSP) – Popular grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will open its very first store in Carrollwood on Wednesday, responding to Americans’ growing demand for fresh, organic foods.

The Phoenix-based chain will unveil its new 27,000 square-foot location Wednesday morning.

The opening represents a growing trend among American shoppers, who are increasingly adding organic foods to their shopping carts.

According to the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales increased by a whopping 200 percent between 2005 and 2015, with product sales raking in a record-breaking $43 million in 2015.

Those anxious to try out the new Sprouts location can make their way to 15110 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. on Wednesday for the grand opening at 7 a.m., where early birds can get discounts and prizes to celebrate the new addition to town.

Sprouts officials say they expect people to be lining up outside as early as 6 a.m.

10News will be at the grand opening and will bring you live reports from 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. on 10News this Morning.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with10NewsWTSP. Like her onFacebookand follow her onTwitter. You can also email her atemorrow@wtsp.com.

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