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

Benzonia, April 5, 2010 – Save-A-Lot food stores, the nation’s leading hard discount grocery chain, today opens its first store in Benzonia, Michigan. The company’s newest store is located at 1579 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia.

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

Owned and operated by The Freeman Group, this 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 their grocery bills.

In addition to the newest store, Save-A-Lot currently operates 98 stores throughout the state, with locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids. The Benzonia store is The Freeman Group’s 13th Save-A-Lot location, with its 14th location scheduled to open in June.

Your New Neighbor

The opening of Save-A-Lot offers the Benzonia community affordable, easy access to food and brings 17 full-time and part-time jobs to the area—many of the store associates live in the local neighborhood. The new store is 15,381 square feet, packed full of shopping staples, including quality meats and fresh produce.

Save-A-Lot also strives for environmental responsibility with efficient operations and productive use of resources. This includes operating a local, strategically located distribution center in St. John’s, Michigan 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