Save-A-Lot, owned by Minneapolis wholesale giant Supervalu, opened a discount gr
Save-A-Lot, owned by Minneapolis wholesale giant Supervalu, opened a discount grocery store on St. John Street in Portland last week, less than a mile from two of the busiest stores in the state, Shop 'n Save on Forest Avenue and Shaw's on Congress Street--both of which are 10 times bigger. A rapidly expanding chain, Save-A-Lot thrives in areas left behind by economic boom times, and typically garners 3-4 percent of the local market. Manager John Hammontree says the company chooses the best selling 1,400 items and prices them right, using its wholesaler, Supervalu. Sav-A-Lot is closer than competitors to the underserved Portland peninsula, devoid of grocery stores except Paul's store on Congress Street. The Save-A-Lot format is bare bones, without a lot of selection.
Grocery trade, Save-a-Lot
Burnett, Lee, "Save-A-Lot, owned by Minneapolis wholesale giant Supervalu, opened a discount gr" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4304.
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