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ST. LOUIS -- December 22, 2005 -- Soon, additional Uniontown shoppers can save up to 40 percent on groceries at the new Save-A-Lot Food Store. The store, located at 132 Walnut Hill Road in the Walnut Hill Shoppes, is the second Save-A-Lot in Uniontown and is scheduled to open on Thursday, December 29 at 8 a.m.

"Uniontown shoppers will be pleasantly surprised when they first visit the store and experience Save-A-Lot's - value equation - great food at great prices," said Jaime Folsom, company spokesperson. She added, "Save-A-Lot is a value shopper's utopia. Because of our limited assortment method of retailing and the incredible buying power of 1,250-plus stores, Save-A-Lot Food Stores offer the highest quality groceries - many under our own exclusive brands - at terrific, 40 percent savings."

Save-A-Lot is the nation's fastest growing limited assortment grocery chain in the U.S. with 1,250-plus stores in 39 states. The company has achieved its growth and success by developing a different way of retailing - its stores offer customers the most popular size and variety of the most frequently purchased grocery items. The edited assortment of products, smaller size of the stores and incredible buying power work together to reduce operating expenses. These savings are passed on to the customer through lower prices.

The smaller store size - about 15,000-square-feet- also makes shopping more convenient. "Our store size allows customers to have a quick and easy shopping experience," Folsom said. "And our limited assortment format means that we've already done some of the shopping for our customers. We know they expect to find great food at great prices."

Save-A-Lot carries both selected national brand items and exclusive label products. To ensure that Save-A-Lot's exclusive label products are as good or better than name brand items, the company has a test kitchen, a full-time economist and rigorous quality assurance procedures. "If a product does not meet Save-A-Lot's standards for top quality, we won't carry it," Folsom said.

The new Uniontown 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 items like health and beauty care.

The store will be operated by Tom Jamieson, who also operates the other Uniontown Save-A-Lot, located at 1249 W. Penn Blvd. He also operates stores in Clarksburg, Bridgeport, White Hall and Fairmont, West Virginia. Tom Lonce will manage the store and a staff of 20 employees. The store will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Jaime Powers, Corporate Communications