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SAVE-A-LOT FOOD STORES EXPANDS ST. LOUIS FOOTPRINT WITH NEW STORE IN SOUTH CITY

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2013 – Save-A-Lot, one of the nation's leading hard-discount, limited assortment grocery chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU), today announced its commitment to bringing fresh produce, dairy and meats to neighborhoods with the opening of a new store at 1631 South Jefferson Ave., in St. Louis, on Thursday,  November 14.  The new Jefferson Commons Save-A-Lot, located in the Gate District, will be open for business seven days a week; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Grand Opening Celebration

To celebrate the opening of its new Jefferson Commons store, Save-A-Lot will host a “Dollar-Cutting Ceremony” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 14.  Elected officials along, community partners along with company executives will be on hand for the grand opening celebration. The public is invited to attend. 

The Opening Weekend Celebration will include a Y98 radio remote on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; product sampling and prize drawings.  Customers will have a chance to enter and win $50 in free groceries.  Five winners each month, from November through February, will be awarded one $50 Save-A-Lot gift card. 

“Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected meat, as well as other essential grocery and household items to shoppers at an affordable price — typically up to 40 percent less than traditional grocery stores,” says Glenn Dickson, Save-A-Lot Midwest Director of Operations. “We look forward to welcoming shoppers to our new Jefferson Commons location.”

Each Save-A-Lot store carries a carefully selected assortment of 1,200 to 1,500 of the most popular, in-demand everyday grocery essentials, including farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-inspected meats, dairy products, bakery goods, shelf-ready and frozen foods, household goods, pet food, baby, and health and beauty care products. Save-A-Lot stores, which average about 15,000 square feet, feature a wide range of high-quality brands, including Save-A-Lot Today™, Coburn Farms® and Tipton Grove™, produced exclusively for Save-A-Lot by many of the country’s leading food manufacturers. Save-A-Lot shoppers enjoy easy savings up to 40 percent when compared to conventional grocery stores– without sacrificing quality. 

Save-A-Lot also shares community commitment to the environment with efficient operations, reduction of excess and productive use of our resources. This includes operating 16 strategically located distribution centers which reduces fuel and energy costs. In addition, Save-A-Lot recycles paper, plastic, cardboard box and aluminum and supports a green culture with our associates in our offices, stores and distribution centers. Save-A-Lot is also committed to the procurement of locally grown produce in several distribution centers, reducing the impact of shipping product across the country and supporting local farmers.

The company currently owns or licenses 31 stores in St. Louis Metro area.

About Save-A-Lot Food Stores

Save-A-Lot,  a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), is headquartered in St. Louis and is one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, carefully selected assortment grocery chains, operating more than 1,300 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than 5 million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers 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.