Today, Save-A-Lot Food Stores, the hard-discount grocery retail
), will be inaugurating its 33,000 square-foot food store in
Lexington, North Carolina.
The Earth City-based grocery chain, Save-A-Lot, began
construction of the center in January 2011. The project, worth $24
million, is the joint venture among state of North Carolina and its
One North Carolina Fund, the North Carolina Department of Commerce,
Davidson County and the City of Lexington.
In March 2010, Save-A-Lot had put its first step in North
Carolina by opening 5 stores. With this new location at Lexington,
the number of Save-A-Lot Food Stores in North Carolina totals to
30. The company recognizes North Carolina as a key region for its
growth, and this new store will thus help up the ante. The company
has further plans to open three more stores in the state by March
In addition to supporting Save-A-Lot stores and future growth in
the region, the new state-of-the-art food distribution center will
feature the latest in green technologies for the most efficient use
of energy, The lights will only operate when a person is present in
the store and it also has an HVAC system with smart
In honor of the opening and to demonstrate its commitment toward
the neighborhoods, Save-A-Lot is donating $10,000 to community
organizations in Lexington, including $5,000 each to Pastor's
Pantry and Communities in Schools of Lexington-Davidson
However, the Save-A-Lot stores will face stiff competition from
Conrad & Hinkle Food Market in the region, which has been
serving the Lexington community since 1919.
Save-A-Lot stores started with a single store in 1977. It was
acquired by Supervalu in 1993.
Save-A-Lot Food Stores extended its commitment to providing
shoppers with high quality groceries at a low price and operates
through 1,300 stores in 39 states. It has further plans to expand
the number to 2,400 in the coming years.
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