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Supervalu's Save-A-Lot banner expands reach in the Windy City

New stores nearly doubles presence in market

ST. LOUIS — Save-A-Lot on Monday announced that it was expanding its reach by opening five new stores in the Chicago market.

The hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery retailer and subsidiary of Supervalu would nearly double its presence in the area, bringing its total Chicagoland stores to 13. The five stores, located in Chicago's South Side, range in size from 11,000 to 21,000 sq. ft.

Next week, Save-A-Lot will deliver a free assortment of its exclusive, private-label products to residents within a quarter-mile radius of each of its new Chicago stores as part of the company's grand opening celebration.

Save-A-Lot also announced that it anticipates to open an additional five locations by next year.

"Chicago long has been a priority market for Save-A-Lot, and we're thrilled to be adding five more South Side stores," said Bill Shaner, Save-A-Lot CEO and president. "These locations are a perfect match with our strategy of bringing affordable groceries and more fresh-food options to neighborhoods with few existing grocery stores."

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