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Save-a-Lot is a discount supermarket chain headquartered in Earth City, Missouri, near St. Louis, United States. The subsidiary of SuperValu comprises approximately 1,250 stores in the United States with over $4 billion in annual sales.
Save-A-Lot was founded in 1977 by Bill Moran as an alternative to larger supermarkets. He opened the first Save-A-Lot store in Cahokia, Illinois, and remained with the company until his retirement in 2006. Moran oversaw the expansion of his company from the one Cahokia store to more than 1,000 locations across the country.
The typical Save-A-Lot store is between 14,000 and 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2). However, it is not uncommon to see a store that is under 10,000 square feet (930 m2) or over 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2). The smaller footprint enables Save-A-Lot to be a no-frills operator. The company is able to reduce labor and shelving costs by ordering, shipping, and displaying its products in custom cartons. This also means its stores do not offer services such as salad bars, sushi bars, delis, cafeterias, baristas, or floral departments. Therefore, customers do not pay for these services in the end price of the product. The stores usually have three to four cash registers. Save-A-Lot had previously included money transfer and check cashing services at some of its locations, but discontinued these money centers in 2009.
Most Save-A-Lots have their fresh produce section near the front entrance of the store. In some cases, a “Special Buys” section is at the front of the store. This aisle includes products stacked on pallets rather than shelves that have been temporarily reduced in price (due to Save-A-Lot’s bulk purchasing). Fresh meat, deli and smoked meats, and dairy are typically found at the back of the store. Frozen foods are generally positioned on the perimeter opposite the produce section. The inner aisles are reserved for grocery, general merchandise, and pet products.
If you are interested in knowing more about the company, its statements, products, and special offers or discounts, please visit www.save-a-lot.com.
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