Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu (NYSE: SVU), has announced plans that will allow it to more efficiently bring fresh quality food options to local neighborhoods.
It will develops a new 140,000-square-foot food distribution center in Aurora CO in June 2014. The address of the distribution center will be 15965 East 32nd Avenue, Suite B, in Aurora. Save-A-Lot currently services its stores in this market out of the company’s distribution center in Dallas TX. Addition of the new facility in Aurora will dramatically reduce transportation expenses, shorten delivery times, and better position the grocery chain for future growth. “This project represents a significant investment in Denver and the surrounding markets,” said Ritchie Casteel, president and chief executive officer of Save-A-Lot. Save-A-Lot currently operates more than 1,300 stores across 39 US states. Currently, the Denver market has 15 Save-A-Lot stores. The new distribution center will help support the company’s growth plans in Denver and the surrounding states. Headquartered in St Louis MO, Save-A-Lot serves more than five million shoppers each week, with savings of up to 40% on groceries compared with conventional stores. Customers receive savings on Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus fresh meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy, along with popular grocery and household items. For more information, access www.save-a-lot.com.