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New food store offers up to 40 percent savings on food compared to conventional grocers

Jacksonville, FL, March 15, 2010 – Save-A-Lot food stores, the nation’s leading hard discount grocery chain, today opens its sixth store in Jacksonville, Florida. The company’s newest store is located at 8000 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, FL 32208.

“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 Jacksonville community and look forward to serving budget-conscious, value-seeking families in the area.”

The new store is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 10 PM and 8 AM to 9 PM on Sundays. Local shoppers can expect to find excellent quality food and save an average of 20 to 40 percent on their grocery bills.

In addition to the newest store, Save-A-Lot currently operates108 stores throughout the state, with locations in Orlando and Tampa.

Your New Neighbor

The opening of Save-A-Lot offers the Jacksonville community affordable, easy access to food and brings 28 jobs full-time and part-time jobs to the area—many of the store associates live in the local neighborhood. The new store is 16,000 square feet, packed full of shopping staples, including quality meats and fresh produce.

Save-A-Lot is also making a $2,500 donation to Second Harvest North Florida to help with its mission to reduce hunger as part of its commitment to the Jacksonville community.

“This gift from Save-A-Lot comes at the perfect time as we continue to help Jacksonville struggling families during these tough economic times,” said Thomas Mantz, Second Harvest executive 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 strategically located in Plant City, FL in order to reduce fuel and energy use. In addition, Save-A-Lot makes recycling of plastic bags available to shoppers.

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

About Second Harvest North Florida

Second Harvest North Florida is the oldest and largest program of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida. LSS was founded in 1979 by area Lutherans and business leaders to fill gaps in services offered in the community for people in need. Second Harvest gathers food from local and national sources, shares these resources with more than 500 nonprofit organizations in 18 north Florida counties and helps thousands of people each year who are hungry or at risk of not having being able to provide food for themselves and their families. In addition to collecting and distributing food, Second Harvest serves children in after-school programs through its Kids Cafe and BackPack programs and in summer camps through its Summer Lunch program. It also takes Mobile Pantries filled with Family Boxes of food to people living in neighborhoods with the greatest needs. Call 904.730.8234 for more information about any of these programs and services.