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SAVE-A-LOT TO OPEN HILLTOP NEIGHBORHOOD STORE IN TACOMA, WA

St. Louis -- September 5, 2006 -- Save-A-Lot, the nation's largest limited assortment grocery chain, announces it will open a store at 1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma, Wash. The company is committed to offering local shoppers high-quality groceries at savings of up to 40 percent. The store is expected to open September 20. In addition to the Tacoma store, Save-A-Lot?s entrance into the Pacific Northwest includes a store in Pasco, Wash. and two in Portland, Ore., supported by a state-of-the-art distribution center in Portland, Ore. These openings represent the first phase of Save-A-Lot's expansion into the region.

"We are excited to introduce the Save-A-Lot concept to Tacomans," said Bill Shaner, president and CEO of Save-A-Lot. "Save-A-Lot's limited-assortment retailing method and immense buying power allows us to offer the best quality groceries at a significant savings."

The new store will carry about 1,250 of the most frequently purchased grocery items, including fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, canned goods and packaged items, frozen foods and more, plus non-food products like health and beauty care items. Save-A-Lot also carries a selection of unique and general merchandise, many under $1, including party supplies, gift bags, greeting cards, seasonal gifts and decorations, children?s toys, as well as houseware and hardware items.

Save-A-Lot stores will be open seven days a week and will employ approximately 15 - 20 employees.

Jaime Powers
jaime.powers@save-a-lot.com