Sprouts Markets, Lenexa, KS
What is your opinion of Sprouts? There is one opening almost across the street from an Aldi. I hope they don't hurt Aldi's business.
I'd say a cross between Trader Joe's and Whole Foods pretty much nails it. And don't think it has anything much in common with Aldi. As I said, I don't think they're targeting the same market at all. For example, I very much like Sprouts and go there frequently, but am not much of a fan of Aldi and avoid it when I can. This isn't meant as a criticism - it's just that Aldi's "style" doesn't appeal to me personally.
A note about Sprouts - they have one item that my dad absolutely loves - Aussie Bites. They're a very small whole-oats kind of muffin-like thing. He's in a retirement home and is on a restricted diet, so there are lots of things he can't (or at least shouldn't) eat. There isn't a Sprouts in the town where he lives so I send him a couple of packages of those Aussie Bites every month.
If that sounds like something you'd like, then when your Sprouts opens, I'd suggest you give them a try. They're in the prepackaged baked goods section - at least they are in my local store.