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SAVE-A-LOT OPENS ITS DOORS IN OPELOUSAS

New food store offers 20-40 percent grocery savings compared to conventional grocers

Opelousas, LA February 24, 2010– Save-A-Lot food stores, the nation’s leading hard discount grocery chain, today opens its first store in Opelousas, Louisiana. The company’s newest store is located at 619 Creswell.

“Save-A-Lot is committed to building stores in areas that are in need of access to fresh, nutritious food at a great price,” said Danny Kerr District Manager. “We are proud to be a member of the Opelousas community and look forward to providing budget-conscious, value-seeking shoppers with great food at great prices.”

The new store is open seven days a week from 8 AM- 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 8 AM -8PM Sunday. Local shoppers can expect to find excellent quality food and save an average of 20 to 40 percent on grocery bills.

In addition to the newest store, Save-A-Lot currently operates 19 stores throughout the state, with locations in New Orleans.

Nourishing Families, Nurturing Communities

Save-A-Lot is making a $2,500 gift card donation to Central Food Bank of St. Landry Parish to help with its mission to reduce hunger as part of their commitment to the Opelousas community.

“This gift from Save-A-Lot comes at the perfect time as we continue to help Opelousas’s and St. Landry Parish’s struggling families during these tough economic times,” said Dana Reed, Food Bank Volunteer Director. “We thank Save-A-Lot for their generosity and look forward to having a new community partner for area families.”

Save-A-Lot also strives for environmental responsibility with efficient operations and productive use of resources. This includes operating a distribution center in Hammond, LA strategically located to reduce fuel and energy use. In addition, Save-A-Lot has introduced strict green practices in its stores, distribution centers and corporate offices, including recycling paper, plastic, cardboard boxes and aluminum.

Your New Neighbor

The grand opening of the Save-A-Lot Food Store offers the Opelousas community affordable, easy access to food and groceries, and brought 20 jobs to the area—with many store associates from the local neighborhood. The new store is 15,000 square feet, packed full of shopping staples, including quality meats and fresh produce.

About Save-A-Lot Food Stores

Save-A-Lot is one of the nation's leading hard discount grocery chains, operating nearly 1,200 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than 5 million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers a savings of 20 to 40 percent less on groceries when compared to conventional stores. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus USDA-inspected meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, along with a full line of baby products and 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.