ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, limited assortment grocery chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU), today announced plans that will allow it to more efficiently bring fresh quality food options to local neighborhoods with the development of a new 140,000-square-foot food distribution center in Aurora, Colorado in June 2014. The distribution center will be located at 15965 East 32nd Avenue, Suite B, Aurora, Colorado.
Save-A-Lot currently services its stores in this market out of the company’s distribution center located in Dallas, TX. The addition of the new facility in Aurora will dramatically reduce transportation expenses, shorten delivery times and better position Save-A-Lot for future growth.
“This project represents a significant investment in Denver and the surrounding markets,” said Ritchie Casteel, President and CEO of Save-A-Lot. “We are excited about the opportunity to more efficiently serve our current stores as well as opening up the area for growth possibilities in the future.”
Save-A-Lot to grow in the region
Save-A-Lot currently operates more than 1,300 stores across 39 states. Currently, there are 15 Save-A-Lot stores in the Denver Market. The new distribution center will help support the company’s growth plans in Denver and the surrounding states.
Save-A-Lot, wholly owned by SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), is headquartered in St. Louis and is one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, carefully selected assortment grocery chains, operating more than 1,300 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than 5 million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers savings of up to 40 percent on groceries when compared to conventional stores. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus fresh meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy, along with the most popular grocery and household items. Save-A-Lot helps its customers live richer, fuller lives by saving them money and time through a smart, convenient shopping experience featuring great food, great prices and great people every day. For more information on Save-A-Lot or to locate a store, please visit www.save-a-lot.com.