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SAVE-A-LOT OPENS ITS DOORS IN ALBANY, NY

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

Albany, NY March 1, 2010 – Save-A-Lot food stores, the nation’s leading hard discount grocery chain, today opens its doors in Albany, NY. The company’s newest store located at 493 Delaware Ave will host a ribbon cutting Thursday, March 4 joined by Mayor Jennings and County Legislature Brian Scavo.

“Save-A-Lot is committed to building stores in neighborhoods that want convenience and access to fresh, nutritious food at a great low price,” said Bill Shaner the company President and CEO. “We are proud to be a member of the Albany community and look forward to serving budget-conscious, value-seeking families in the area.”

"We are delighted with the new Save-A-Lot store in our community,” says County Legislature Brian Scavo. “Corporate commitment such as this is vital to the development of our community. This new Save-A-Lot store fulfills an important community need that provides budget-conscious, value-seeking shoppers with great food at great prices."

The new store is open seven days a week from 8 AM to 9 PM. 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 42 stores throughout the state. The company plans continued growth as it plans to double its size over the next 5 years.

Nourishing Families, Nurturing Communities

Save-A-Lot has made $2,500 in donations to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and The Cure Foundation to help with their mission to reduce hunger as part of their commitment to the community.

“This gift from Save-A-Lot comes at the perfect time as we continue to help Albany’s struggling children during these tough economic times. We serve nearly 55,000 meals to at risk children each year,” said Pastor Muller. “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 area strategically located in West Coxsackie, NY in order 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.

Save-A-Lot is also committed to the procurement of local produce. For the New York stores, much of the produce comes from farmers throughout the state to reduce the impact of shipping product across the country and to support local farmers.

Your New Neighbor

The grand opening of the Save-A-Lot Food Store offers the Albany community affordable, easy access to food and groceries, and brought to the area 20 store associates hired from the local area. 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.