Unique, Edited Assortment Grocery Format Makes Saving Up to 40 Percent Easy For Customers
ST. LOUIS (December 27, 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 Ft. Myers, located at 3257 Cleveland Ave on Tuesday, January 4 at 8am.
Located at the site of a former conventional grocer that closed in October 2007, the grand opening of the Save-A-Lot Food Store offers the Ft. Myers community affordable, easy access to food and groceries, and will bring 60 jobs to the area—with many store associates from the local neighborhood.
“Save-A-Lot is committed to serving the Ft. Myers community and providing access to fresh quality produce, meat and groceries at great prices, says Dave Hoalt, Director Of Save-A-Lot Operations for Jerry’s Foods. “We are proud to be a member of this community and look forward to continually providing budget-conscious options along with high quality, to the value-seeking shoppers in Ft. Myers.”
In addition to the newest store, Edina, MN based, Jerry’s Foods operates 15 Save-A-Lot stores currently throughout the region. Jerry’s Foods, has been a Save-A-Lot licensee for more than ten years and has plans to open an additional location in March 2011 in the Morse Shores shopping center on Palm Beach Blvd.
Offering a selection of exclusive and national brands, USDA-inspected quality meats, farm fresh produce, dairy, health and beauty aids, pet food and household products at everyday low prices, Save-A-Lot shoppers enjoy savings up to 40 percent when compared to conventional grocery stores– without sacrificing quality.
The new Ft. Myers Save-A-Lot will be open for business seven days a week; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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 15 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.
This store opening is part of Save-A-Lot’s overall growth initiative, which includes a plan to double the number of U.S. based Save-A-Lot stores over the next five years.
About Jerry’s Foods
Jerry’s Foods is a Minnesota-based Corporation with more than 3,000 employees. Jerry’s operates a variety of grocery store formats such as Cub Foods, County Market, Save-A-Lot and Jerry’s Foods, including the Jerry’s Food store on Sanibel Island.
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.