Save A Lot Offloads 32 Corporate-Owned Stores

The sale represents an opportunity to invest in underserved communities in three major Midwestern cities, the founders of the stores' new owner say.


Discount the Hard Way, from Russian Retailer Mere

Newly opened in the U.K., and now reportedly eyeing expansion to the U.S., Mere brings old-school discounting with plenty of trade-offs, the author says.

U.K. grocery analyst Steve Dresser provides exclusive photos of the bargain retailer's store that opened this month in the northern England city of Preston.

Dollar General touts progress in food; Dollar Tree reviews freight woes, as they separately reported financial results.

Save A Lot is stepping out from years of quiet reinvention with an energetic and distinct new message that customers like “like, a lot a lot,” Marketing SVP Tim Schroder says.

The discounter said it would test e-commerce, and emphasize assortment evolution, as pandemic shopping and spending trends exposed its vulnerabilities in its fiscal second quarter.

The "bare-knuckle ultra discounter," with 2,500 stores in Europe and claims to underprice Lidl and Aldi, is seeking a commercial real estate pro to scout potential store sites in Alabama and Georgia.

Brandon Troislair, a second-generation family-run independent grocery retailer, pledges remodels and will leverage local sourcing relationships as new licensee.

Family-owned independent Fresh Encounter, which took over 51 corporate Save A Lot stores in Florida, unveiled a $7 million renovation this month.

As Save A Lot continues to transform to wholesale, it has transferred five corporate stores to c-store operator AQS Foods.

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