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« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2009, 01:10:20 PM »

The Save-a-Lot in Waterbury, CT looks nice from the outside. No pictures tho. The batteries in my camera died. (I ended up by there because my stupid GPS took me on a scenic tour of Wolcott and Waterbury in order to get to the Brass Mill Mall for a pointless job interview).
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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2010, 09:43:56 PM »

Wow. I haven't been here in a while. I used to be known as mikey7290 on here. Anyway, the former P&C Foods in Ogdensburg, NY is being split in half with Save-A-Lot taking half and opening by Labor Day. The other half is rumored to be a Big Lots (no confirmation on that yet.)
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« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2010, 08:33:37 PM »

My father and I sometimes go to the one in Greensburg,PA. I like Save A Lot because they have decent prices and you don't have to fight through the crowds and stuff like in wal-mart. Plus you get tired going to the same places all the time.
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« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2011, 05:33:52 PM »

The former Save-a-Lot on Allen Street in New Britain is going to be a 2nd C-Town Supermarket location. It will be opening later this year.

And as mentioned in the Shaw's thread Save-A-Lot is taking over part of the former Shaw's in both Waterbury and Manchester. No word if the existing Save-A-Lot in Waterbury will stay open.
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« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2011, 06:56:30 PM »

The former Save-a-Lot on Allen Street in New Britain is going to be a 2nd C-Town Supermarket location. It will be opening later this year.

And as mentioned in the Shaw's thread Save-A-Lot is taking over part of the former Shaw's in both Waterbury and Manchester. No word if the existing Save-A-Lot in Waterbury will stay open.

So this leaves the Bristol and New Britain Shaw's the two remaining fully vacant Shaw's locations in the state.
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« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2011, 08:50:42 PM »

It looks like Rite Aid is having second thoughts about those Save-A-Lot combo stores
http://supermarketnews.com/retail_financial/rite_aid_savealot_0623/

Edit: It looks like the feeling is mutual
http://supermarketnews.com/drugstores/after-combo-test-rite-aid-eyes-food-expansion
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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2012, 02:47:36 PM »

Save-A-Lot is coming to downtown Waterville, ME in part of the old Ames
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/grocer-comingto-downtown_2012-01-31.html
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« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2012, 10:47:57 AM »

In the "better late than never" department, I take note of the February closure of the Save-A-Lot in Revere, a former Johnnie's Foodmaster
http://www.reverejournal.com/2012/02/10/save-a-lot-food-store-closing-its-doors/
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« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2012, 03:28:18 PM »

Save-a-lot now charges a quarter to rent their shopping carts just like Aldis does. Stopped at the one in the New Brite Plaza in New Britain yesterday. A buddy of mine says they do the quarter for the shopping carts at the ones in Waterbury too.
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« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2012, 04:19:51 PM »

I wish they'd come here to Albany I hate having to go all the way to Schenectady for Aldi's and this chain is pretty much the same thing though I wouldn't buy meat from either. I used to like them in Gloversville for all their good food especially their Snowball rip-offs that copy the Little Debbie Sno-Balls that have long since been grocery shrink-rayed to death.
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« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2012, 06:53:45 PM »

There is a Save-A-Lot that swhares space with Old Country Buffet on Hulmeville & Street Road, in Bensalem ,PA in what used to be Pantry Pride Supermarket, which was half of a J. M. Fields/Pantry Pride-Food Fair combo store, with the J. M. Fields now being a Big Kmart.
This Save-A-Lot location has since closed
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« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2012, 07:38:27 PM »

I wish they'd come here to Albany I hate having to go all the way to Schenectady for Aldi's and this chain is pretty much the same thing though I wouldn't buy meat from either. I used to like them in Gloversville for all their good food especially their Snowball rip-offs that copy the Little Debbie Sno-Balls that have long since been grocery shrink-rayed to death.

There is a Save a Lot in Albany - on Delaware Avenue as you head towards Delmar.

Also, for an easier to access Aldi from Albany - take the Dunn Memorial Bridge over to Rensselaer - follow the ramp onto 9&20 and it's up 3 lights on your left next to Rite Aid.
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« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2012, 06:29:57 PM »

what is their food like?
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« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2012, 09:23:15 PM »

Mostly store brands, many with laughable names (at least, I always laugh at 'em!) Quality ranges from poor to fair. Dairy products seem decent enough, and our local one has excellent produce at very good prices. They do have some national brands. Not the kinda place that you could shop for a gourmet supper, that's for sure, due to limited selection.
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« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2012, 09:55:02 PM »

Mostly store brands, many with laughable names (at least, I always laugh at 'em!) Quality ranges from poor to fair. Dairy products seem decent enough, and our local one has excellent produce at very good prices. They do have some national brands. Not the kinda place that you could shop for a gourmet supper, that's for sure, due to limited selection.

is it all expired foods and is it as good as a regular supermarket?
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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2012, 12:31:30 PM »

AFAIK Save-A-Lot does not deal in overstocks but they do have "Special Buy" items on occasion when they can strike a deal on brand name merchandise. The quality of produce and other perishables can vary depending on the licensee but in general I haven't had as much luck with them as I've had in conventional supermarkets. Their pricing on brand name merchandise is generally cost-competitive with Walmart or an EDLP supermarket but doesn't blow them out of the water. The funny names on their own-brand products are derived from Save-A-Lot executives' last names, believe it or not. They've been rolling out a standard "Save-A-Lot Today" rebranding effort for their private label, but it's been a very slow process.
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« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2013, 12:49:38 PM »

With Save-a-Lot's and Shaw's divorce will there be any ramifications of that? I know that Save-a-Lot was subleasing 1/3 of the former Shaw's in both Manchester and Waterbury, Connecticut from themselves since at the time Save-a-Lot and Shaw's were both under the Supervalu umbrella.
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« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2013, 04:27:08 AM »

While ownership and management of the divested banners will shift to Albertsons LLC, Supervalu will continue to work closely with them. The divested SVU banners will be supplied by Supervalu, and SVU's private label program will be retained by Shaw's, ACME et al, so you'll still see Essential Everyday, Culinary Circle, Equaline and Shoppers Value products. Cerberus has even offered to buy 30% of SVU and will have seats on SVU's board of directors. It's unclear whether Supervalu will retain ownership interest of the real estate currently controlled by SVU in Connecticut, but even if ownership of those properties shifts to Cerberus I can't imagine it would create much friction given their tight working relationship going forward.
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« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2013, 07:50:56 PM »

Anyone know why most locations on http://www.savealot.com/ are coming up with "No Circular Available"?
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« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2013, 10:18:09 PM »

Anyone know why most locations on http://www.savealot.com/ are coming up with "No Circular Available"?

Some locations have circulars while others don't. Try another zip code.
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« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2013, 08:06:11 PM »

Save A Lot is currently going into the building pictured here (I took this back in january) which used to be worldwide aquarium & pet center.



Sign is up, don't know when its planning to open. As you can see it will be right next to a shop rite.
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« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »

The Save-A-Lot in the Fort-Grove Shopping Center in Wyandotte, Michigan. It occupies 3/4 of a former A&P and later IGA franchisee Danny's Foods (the other 1/4 is occupied by Dollar General). It originally opened in 2002 and was closed for a while in late 2013 and early 2014 for a major remodel.


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« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2014, 03:52:27 PM »

Save A Lot is currently going into the building pictured here (I took this back in january) which used to be worldwide aquarium & pet center.



Sign is up, don't know when its planning to open. As you can see it will be right next to a shop rite.

That location was first a Food Fair location before they moved across the street to what is today ShopRite
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« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2014, 01:23:58 PM »

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2014/10/paulsboro_plaza_redevelopment_to_bring_commercial_space_technology_upgrades.html

Save a Lot to be opened in a former Acme (thanks also to Acme Style for pointing this out).
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« Reply #84 on: May 16, 2015, 10:50:11 AM »

Did anyone hear anything about Save-a-Lot at 1805 North Main Street in Waterbury, Connecticut planning to close down? The site is being listed as available For Lease (or Sublease). 1805 North Main Street Waterbury is still on their store locator page.

http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/FB401209-5CE7-4382-9AA1-AA4569C084F5.pdf
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« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »

S-A-L CEO Eric Claus, former CEO of A&P, announced plans to relaunch the brand earlier this year. The myriad of private label brands named after S-A-L executives is expected to dwindle over time. The graphics are intended to convey a more upmarket image.

http://supermarketnews.com/private-label/save-lot-relaunches-americas-choice-line
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« Reply #86 on: October 17, 2016, 10:25:44 AM »

http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/save-lot-be-sold-onex-14b-deal
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« Reply #87 on: December 07, 2016, 06:15:02 PM »

http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/supervalu-finalizes-save-lot-sale
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« Reply #88 on: December 19, 2016, 10:27:17 AM »

The store opened in 2010. Sign on the storefront says to shop their Portland, Maine location (which is the closest store to the now-shuttered Sanford operation.) No idea who the owner of this unit was, not that the story is any help in that regard.

To give you an idea what they were up against, there are three Walmart Supercenters and four Market Baskets within a half-hour drive of this store, plus Dollar General has aggressively built stores in York County and Hannaford has built a prototype store in North Berwick. Supervalu really put the squeeze on store operators to the point where they had to raise prices close to what mass discounters typically charge for equivalent product. New corporate owner Onex has a lot of work to do.
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/19/rapid-response-session-scheduled-for-laid-off-save-a-lot-workers/
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« Reply #89 on: December 26, 2016, 12:56:23 AM »

S-A-L CEO Eric Claus, former CEO of A&P, announced plans to relaunch the brand earlier this year. The myriad of private label brands named after S-A-L executives is expected to dwindle over time. The graphics are intended to convey a more upmarket image.

http://supermarketnews.com/private-label/save-lot-relaunches-americas-choice-line

This seemed to work for Kroger's "Private Selection" house brand. Hopefully it will do the same for Save-A-Lot.
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