Dollar-Cutting Ceremony will celebrate opening with $5,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and a “Race for Savings” featuring city officials
ST. LOUIS, January 27, 2011 – Save-A-Lot, one of the nation's leading hard discount, limited assortment grocery chains and a division of SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU), has extended its commitment to bringing fresh produce, dairy and meat to neighborhoods in need of a full grocery store with the opening of its new store in Nashville.
“As a value-minded company, Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected meat to shoppers who not only need access to these food items, but also want them at an affordable price – typically up to 40 percent less than traditional grocers,” said Bill Shaner, president and CEO. “We look forward to welcoming shoppers into our Nashville store.”
In honor of the new stores and to demonstrate the company’s commitment as a community partner in Nashville, Save-A-Lot is donating $5,000 in gift cards to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which provides food to the community through more than 400 not-for-profit agencies in 46 counties in Middle Tennessee.
“We are honored to receive this donation of $5,000 this year from Save-A-Lot,” said Jaynee K. Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “With this donation, Save-A-Lot is helping us provide 10,000 meals to local families in need, in addition to serving as a great resource to families looking for fresh, quality food without breaking their budget.”
“Nashville welcomes the opening of another Save-A-Lot grocery store in our city,” said Charlie Williams, assistant director of economic and community development. “This new Save-A-Lot will be a tremendous addition to the neighborhood, creating jobs and providing residents with access to healthy food.”
To celebrate the new store opening, Save-A-Lot is hosting a Dollar-Cutting Ceremony at the store, located at 2400 Clarksville Pike, which will feature a city proclamation from Charlie Williams, assistant director of Economic and Community Development, the presentation of the donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and a “Race for Savings,” during which Charlie Williams, Councilman Frank Harrison and Jaynee Day will be paired with children from the local community to cut through the high cost of groceries and compete to get all of the items on their grocery list the fastest. The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments and giveaways. The Dollar-Cutting Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 27.
This store opening is part of the company’s overall growth initiative, which includes a plan to double the number of U.S. stores over the next five years.
About Save-A-Lot Food Stores
Save-A-Lot, a SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) company, is one of the nation’s leading hard discount carefully selected assortment grocery chains, operating nearly 1,200 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than five million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers a savings of up to 40 percent on groceries when compared to conventional stores. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus fresh meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy, along with the most popular grocery and household items. Save-A-Lot helps its customers live richer, fuller lives by saving them money and time through a smart, convenient shopping experience featuring great food, great prices and great people every day. For more information on Save-A-Lot or to locate a store, please visit www.save-a-lot.com.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee feeds hungry people and works to solve hunger issues in the communities it serves. The Food Bank, which is part of the Feeding America network, distributes food and other products to approximately 400 community food partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers and youth enrichment programs. For more information about how you can fight hunger and feed hope in your community, visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org