St. Louis-based chain will also open a location in Irving in November
ST. LOUIS, September 30, 2010 – 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 meats to neighborhoods in need of a full grocery store with the opening of its new store in Grand Prairie.
“As a value-minded company, Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and 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 Grand Prairie store.”
In honor of the store opening, Save-A-Lot is donating $5,000 in gift cards to the North Texas Food Bank, which services many pantries and hunger relief organizations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Grand Prairie.
“I am not only grateful for Save-A-Lot’s generosity to the North Texas Food Bank, but also the company’s commitment and dedication to the Grand Prairie community,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “The store continues to provide quality food and low-prices, which helps fight hunger in the community.”
The new store is located at 2506 South Belt Line Road. 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 the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,184 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Close the Gap is the NTFB’s 3-year initiative to unite the community to narrow the food gap by providing access to 50 million meals annually by 2011. Founded in 1982, the NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). *Last year, the NTFB provided access to almost 45 million meals through its efforts, 7.7 million meals, or 21 percent more, than the previous year. Each month Member Agency pantries distribute food to nearly 25,000 people every day. Every dollar donated to the NTFB provides four meals for the hungry.