President & Chief Executive Officer
Doug Sanders is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprouts Farmers Market. As President and CEO, Doug is the steward of one of the largest natural and organic retailers in the country, and champion of our mission: to improve the health of the communities we serve. Doug joined Sprouts upon its founding in 2002 and served in roles of increasing responsibility, including President, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Vice President of Information Technology.
Since joining Sprouts Farmers Market in 2002, Doug has led Sprouts through years of impressive organic expansion; the successful acquisition and integration of the Henry's Farmers Market, Sun Harvest Market, and Sunflower Farmers Market chains; increased distribution and supply chain efficiencies; and built a best-in-class leadership team.
He has been instrumental in developing and promoting Sprouts' unique corporate culture and sustaining the company's legacy of giving and service. During his tenure, Doug was named to the Super Market News 2014 Power 50 and Retailer Magazine recognized him as Co-CEO of the Year for 2014. Under Doug's leadership, Consumer Reports also recognized Sprouts as one of 2014's Top Ten Best Supermarkets in America.
Prior to joining Sprouts, Doug held a number of management positions in Operations and Technology within companies in the grocery industry, including TCI Solutions, Associated Wholesale Grocers and Brookshire Brothers.
Doug attended the Stephen F. Austin State University. He is the Chairman and Visionary Sponsor of the Arizona Walk Now for Autism Speaks.