Save A Lot is a discount grocery store that offers business owners and investors like yourself a unique and compelling licensing opportunity in the grocery store industry. By investing in our established retail program within the US discount grocery segment, you can become a part of the growing independent grocery industry with industry-leading advantages to aid in your success.
For the last 45 years, Save A Lot has been dedicated to helping retail partners succeed, and we have built a reputation for value and quality that has made us a trusted brand in the communities we serve!
The Independent Grocery Store Industry’s Impact on the US Economy
Independent grocery retailers who privately owned and operated fewer than four stores generated 11% of all US grocery sales in 2015. According to 2021 research, the independent grocery store sector has seen tremendous growth, up 33% from close to a decade ago, accounting for a third of the total US grocery market and contributing more than $255B to the economy or about 1.2% of the US gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the National Grocers Association (NGA), independent grocery sales rose from $131B to $253.6B between 2012 and 2020, with the grocery store showing steady growth from 2016 to 2021. Simply put, investing in an independent grocery store is an opportunity to capitalize on a booming market! Learn how Save A Lot’s licensing opportunity can help you become a part of this growing industry.
An Overview of Our Licensing Opportunity
As the nation’s leading independent discount grocery program, the Save A Lot licensing opportunity stands out for the following reasons:
- We are the second-largest limited-assortment discount grocery network in the US
- We have 900+ stores across 32 states and 12 distribution centers.
- We do not require franchise or royalty fees.
- We offer a new store incentive!
By opening a grocery store with Save A Lot, our team will help you cut through the red tape and walk you through the processes, like signing the lease agreement and obtaining the correct business licenses required in your area, so you can start operating without delay.
Our Retail Partner Business Support
In addition to our modern brand approach that maintains a vibrant, evolving brand that enables us to remain relevant in every community, our retail partners benefit from our ongoing training and support that equips them with all the resources they need to succeed. Read more about the support you’ll receive as a Save A Lot retail partner:
Our business services will help you with all your business needs, such as:
- Training and development
- Human resources
- Technology support
Our store development teams are available to support your modernization, new-build, and conversion efforts in both existing and new markets. We assist our retail partners by offering:
- Comprehensive market and site analysis to provide in-depth data that includes demographics, revenue projections, and competition.
- A complete remodel program playbook to support the execution of your store remodel.
- A new store prototype to make operations more efficient and relevant for customers.
Our merchandising team will help you optimize your store through a relevant assortment and layout for your community by assisting with the following:
- A competitive pricing support analysis to help you understand the dynamics across key competitors and maintain a relevant market basket index.
- Assortment and layout optimization to help rationalize SKUs and run the highest productivity program possible by optimizing space and improving adjacencies based on product movement.
We have a dedicated and experienced field support team at your disposal to grow your business with our time-tested operational procedures designed to:
- Save you time and money.
- Give you an efficient point-of-sale system.
- Offer comprehensive discount SOPs.
- Assist with level reporting and analytics.
Marketing Our Stores
As a Save A Lot retail partner, you’ll have access to our marketing support that simplifies the process of advertising your grocery store. We will provide you with:
- Our brand advertising program includes cost-efficient production, printing, and distribution services.
- A full-service print and digital solution for weekly circulars, promotional planning, and creative designs to showcase items relevant to your community.
As Save A Lot, we have developed a robust licensing model to differentiate ourselves as one of the nation’s leading independent grocery stores. Our licensing opportunity specializes in several strategies that independent grocers can use to succeed and meet market challenges for decades to come!
Contact the Save A Lot team today to learn more about the grocery business and how you can take advantage of our unique discount grocery store brand and real estate opportunities to become a Retail Partner with us.