Dollar-Cutting Ceremony will celebrate opening with $5,000 donation to Feeding America Tampa Bay and a “Race for Savings” featuring city officials
ST. LOUIS, October 20, 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 meat to neighborhoods in need of a full grocery store with the opening of its new store in St. Petersburg located at 2800 34th Street North. In addition, the company has also opened stores in Gulfport and Tampa.
“As a value-minded company, Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected 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 St. Petersburg store.”
In honor of the new stores and to demonstrate the company’s commitment to as a community partner in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Gulfport, Save-A-Lot is donating $5,000 in gift cards to Feeding America Tampa Bay, which provides food, grocery and household products to families in need in St. Petersburg and Gulfport and throughout the greater metropolitan area.
“Times are tough for many families in our community as they face issues like unemployment and decreased income,” said Pat Rogers, executive director of Feeding America Tampa Bay. “We are grateful for this generous donation from Save-A-Lot Food Stores that will provide 20,000 meals to families in need in St. Petersburg and the greater metropolitan area.”
This store opening is part of the company’s overall growth initiative, which includes a plan to double the number of U.S. stores to 2,400 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 Feeding America Tampa Bay
Founded in 1982, Feeding America Tampa Bay receives surplus food donations from growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and organized community food drives and distributes it to the hungry through a network of over 600 charitable organizations across West Central Florida. The Tampa-based food bank provided 17 million pounds of food to its 10-county service area in 2009. Feeding America Tampa Bay is a member of the national Feeding America network.