|Public (NASDAQ: STRS)|
|Founded||Portland, Oregon, United States (1909 )|
Number of locations
|Approx. 320 stores (max.)|
|Western United States|
|Total assets||$80 million (1991)|
Sprouse-Reitz is a defunct chain of five-and-dime stores based in Portland, Oregon, United States. The Sprouse-Reitz Company was founded in 1909 in Tacoma, Washington. At its peak it had more than 300 stores in eleven states in the Western United States.
Around January 1989, the declining retailer tried to revive its business by rebranding its stores "Sprouse!". In December 1993, Sprouse-Reitz Inc. liquidated and closed its remaining 84 stores after failing to find a buyer. The company estimated that the last stores would close in February. As of late February 1994, the last stores were scheduled to close on March 20.
- Hamburg, Ken (February 26, 1994). "End nears for Sprouse-Reitz stores". The Oregonian. p. D1.
- Baker, Nena (September 22, 1991). "Tripp hopes to steer Sprouse-Reitz Inc. clear of troubled waters". The Sunday Oregonian. p. K1.
- Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Jan 11, 1989 - Sprouse-Reitz Changes Name, Unveils New Look - Google News
- "Sprouse-Reitz Decides to Go Out of Business". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. December 22, 1993. p. D6.
- "Sprouse Reitz stores sold; Sprouse family members will remain as consultants - variety store chain" Discount Store News Dec. 17, 1990
- Sprouse store in Red Bluff, California in 1947
- Sprouse-Reitz Store to Sell Off All Assets - The New York Times