Grocery Dive: Save A Lot accelerates store remodel efforts

July 9, 2021

Save A Lot is stepping up its store updates to keep pace with numerous other grocery operators that have turned their attention to refreshing their locations, including fellow discounter Aldi.

Save A Lot’s updates include wider aisles, improved lighting and more private label and regionally sourced products. And they’re being financed in part by independent licensees, who own the majority of the retail brand’s stores.

In an interview in January with the Tampa Bay Times, Fresh Encounter CEO Michael Needler, who purchased 51 Tampa Save A Lot locations in the winter, said his company would spend $5 million alongside Save A Lot to rebrand and update the vast majority of those locations.

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