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Dollar-Cutting Ceremony will celebrate opening with $5,000 donation to Montgomery Area Food Bank and a “Race for Savings” featuring city officials

ST. LOUIS, October 11, 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 Montgomery.

“The city of Montgomery welcomes Save-A-Lot to the community,” said Mayor Todd Strange.  “We are working together towards a healthier Montgomery, and are thrilled to have this new resource for residents looking for great food while staying within their budget.”

In honor of the store opening and to demonstrate the company’s commitment to being a strong partner within the Montgomery community, Save-A-Lot is donating $5,000 in gift cards to the Montgomery Area Food Bank, which provides food, grocery and household products to families in need throughout Alabama.

"The Montgomery Area Food Bank wishes a warm welcome to the new Save-A-Lot grocery store,” said Executive Director Parke Hinman.  “We appreciate very much the generous donation of $5,000 in gift cards and know that this donation will be a Godsend to the less fortunate in the surrounding area.  We would like to thank Save-A-Lot for helping us to help those in need."

To celebrate the new store opening, Save-A-Lot is hosting a Dollar-Cutting Ceremony at the store, located at 2252 Mt. Meigs Road, which will feature a proclamation from Mayor Strange, the presentation of the donation to the Montgomery Area Food Bank and a “Race for Savings,” during which Mayor Strange, Councilman Tracy Larkin and Hinman will be paired with children from a local Boy Scout Pack to cut through the high cost of groceries and compete to get all of the items on their grocery list the fastest.  The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments and giveaways.  The Dollar-Cutting Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13.

“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 Montgomery store.”

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

About the Montgomery Area Food Bank
The Montgomery Area Food Bank serves the needy across Alabama through member agencies by soliciting, procuring and distributing excess food, grocery and household products; by developing and monitoring agency networks; and by cultivating community awareness and participation.