Save-A-Lot Store Front

Estimated Investment

Thanks to our smaller, more efficient stores, building a Save-A-Lot is extremely cost-effective—with an average startup cost of only $905,000 (amount does not include financial incentives). While these costs do not include real estate, the majority of Save-A-Lot’s are located in existing, leased retail space. The start-up costs include:

  • Leasehold improvements
  • Refrigeration
  • Store Equipment
  • Point of sale system
  • Initial inventory
  • Pre-opening expense
  • Working capital and thrift deposits

Here is a breakdown of the approximate low and high range of what you can expect to invest:

Leasehold Improvements$100K$375K
Store Equipment$70K$100K
Front End System$40K$50K
Inventory (Cost)$160K$180K
Pre-Opening Expense$10K$50K
Working Capital$25K$50K
Security Deposit$40K$60K


For Illustration Purposes Only. Start-up cost reflect Save-A-Lot’s investment range on licensed and company developed stores. Development and construction costs will vary by site and trade area. Licensee should make their own final determination of investment cost. Estimate does not include real estate costs for ground-up locations. Investment ranges do not include financial incentives.


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