How to Start a Grocery Store of Your Own

The licensing opportunity that Save A Lot offers specializes in value and convenience. We’ve streamlined our time-tested, proven business model to be efficient and effective, so you can learn how to start a grocery store of your own and build a thriving business.

Our vision is to become America’s most-loved discount retailer through our commitments to value, quality without compromise, and community. People rely on grocery stores, and the booming industry is projected to see growth well into the future.

Ideal Candidates

The licensing opportunity with Save A Lot has many advantages. For starters, you’ll be able to take control of your career, increase your bottom line, and set your own schedule.

Our licensing opportunity features Retail Partners of all backgrounds: business owners looking to add new revenue streams; grocery store managers ready to take the next step; career investors looking for a growing industry; and grocery store owners in need of a more profitable system.

Whether you’ve been working in the grocery store industry for years and you’re ready to strike out on your own, or you have no prior industry experience, Save A Lot is a great way to break into the business.

Licensing Overview

If you’re considering other supermarket opportunities, know that the Save A Lot licensee model has many stand-out reasons that put us ahead of the competition. We’ve used our decades of experience to make it easier than ever to open a grocery store, attract new customers, and work toward sustainable growth.

At Save A Lot, you’ll never have to pay franchise fees, and you’ll be able to pass down valuable savings to your customers. With our in-house distribution, your shelves will always be stocked, and you’ll find you can count on operations support to keep things running smoothly, along with the flexibility to localize your business and more freedom to run your store.

We work hard to constantly innovate our business model to make it as efficient as it can be for customers and licensees alike. Our Retail Partners can count on us for support throughout the life of their businesses and maximum returns on their investment.

Steps to Ownership

When you become an independent Retail Partner with Save A Lot, you’ll immediately see the value in our brand name. We’ve been building a reputation for quality and value since 1977 that’s earned us our trusted brand name and the benefits that come along with it.

We’re experts in opening grocery stores: we’ve opened hundreds. Save A Lot values your time and resources, so we employ a time-tested process that’s proven to be efficient and will help you open your doors faster.

We’ll take the time to get to know one another and review your financials and background to see if you’re qualified. Then, we’ll help you find the right location and provide construction support. Next, we’ll assist you in developing a plan for sourcing and operations, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend a Discovery Day. From there, we’ll get to work on transforming your location and provide marketing to generate buzz for your grand opening.

When you become a Retail Partner with Save A Lot, you’ll not only learn how to start a grocery store business but how to become a staple in your community by offering value and convenience.

Contact us today to learn more about starting a Save A Lot grocery store and all of the support that comes with it.

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