Phoenix, AZ- Sprouts Farmers Market, a fresh produce market, is actively expanding to the Southeast with East Point, Georgia being the first addition. These markets require temperature-controlled spaces in order to produce fresh goods, and Americold, a temperature-controlled warehousing company based in Atlanta, Georgia, was happy to partner with the organic grocery market.

Before the move to Georgia, Sprouts transported goods from their Dallas facility. Bradley Lukow, the Sprout’s CFO, said that the Southeastern market will offer customers up to two days of fresher products. In addition to the Georgia location, Lukow is planning to expand to North Carolina and Florida this year as well.

The 260,000-square-foot Southeastern site offers temperatures at 34 and 55 degrees; Americold stated that these are the ideal temperatures for Sprout’s produce needs.

“The opening of our East Point site allows us to support Sprouts and other food retailers that are rapidly expanding throughout the Southeast. We’re very happy to bring new jobs and career opportunities to our hometown Atlanta community,” said Fred Boehler, president and CEO of Americold in a statement. “Americold is thrilled to be able to work with Sprouts as an anchor tenant in this facility and provide the additional, dedicated capacity needed as they continue to expand their healthy grocery operations from coast to coast.”