Sprouts retail stores are always evolving to meet the needs of its communities and customers, incorporating the latest equipment, building envelope technologies, signage and décor packages. FITCH was asked to develop a standardized set of prototypical construction documents to make their expansion more efficient.
The majority of Sprouts projects are takeovers of existing buildings. FITCH is able to offer Sprouts the benefit of decades of specialized grocery retail expertise and an expedited approach to adapting properties to meet Sprouts’ latest brand standards.
As the prototypical architect of record, FITCH’s dedicated, multi-disciplinary team has been able to streamline due diligence and development, acting as an owners’ agent. Sprouts is expanding rapidly through acquisition and organic growth and the retailer relies heavily on FITCH to make quick decisions in their best interest both in the entitlement process and on-site.
FITCH strives to add value by reducing development timelines, creating additional top-line sales as stores open earlier than scheduled. FITCH also reduces risk by allowing the retailer to more confidently and efficiently plan for capital expenditures and sales.