grocery store industry

The State of the Grocery Store Industry in 2021

The grocery store industry has been steadily growing for years and has remained stable despite numerous economic ups and downs. COVID-19 had a significant impact on the grocery industry, along with many others. Here, learn where the business stands in 2021, and what’s on the horizon.

Resilience Through Economic Downturn

The grocery store industry has steadily grown from 2016-2021. That’s not surprising, given that people rely on grocery stores more than just about any other business to keep their households running smoothly. Furthermore, in 2020 Save A Lot grew, even as many other industries struggled.
The reason for that is likely apparent to anyone who made it through the pandemic – even when restaurants and non-essential businesses were forced to close their doors, grocery stores were as busy as ever, supplying communities with the food, cleaning products, and other necessities that were in high demand.
If you’re considering investing in the grocery store industry, this is a perfect example of why it’s a relatively stable choice.

A Great Time to Choose a Discount Model

If it’s a good time to invest in the grocery store industry, it’s a great time to choose a discount model. Supermarkets are expected to grow a strong 4.4% through 2024, while discount grocery stores are projected to grow a whopping 4.9% in that same period.
That’s tremendous news for Save A Lot licensees. Our model perfectly fits this trend: smaller stores with carefully curated assortments allow our customers to find everything they need at highly competitive prices, without the inconvenience of navigating a superstore.

Choose Our Time-Tested Grocery Store Industry Model

Start your new business with a model that’s shown itself to be effective. Save A Lot stores maximize efficiency at every opportunity for customers as well as licensees. Smaller stores, strategic layouts, dedicated warehouses, and high-quality products make Save A Lot a regular destination for weekly shopping and quick trips. These advantages also make things easier for licensees, helping to streamline their costs and the opening process.
Whether you’re brand new to the industry or have prior experience, Save A Lot is ready to help you get started.

Contact us today to learn more about how these grocery store industry trends are likely to bolster our stores well into the future.

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Minnesota

  • No Current Locations

Florida

Distribution Center

Plant City D.C., 4003 Amberjack Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33566

  • Apopka
  • Arcadia
  • Archer
  • Auburndale
  • Avon Park
  • Bartow
  • Bayonet Point
  • Belleview
  • Bradenton
  • Bronson
  • Brooksville
  • Chiefland
  • Clearwater
  • Clermont
  • Clewiston
  • Crescent City
  • Cross City
  • Crystal River
  • Dade City
  • Daytona Beach
  • Deland
  • Deltona
  • Dunedin
  • Dunnellon
  • Eustis
  • Fort Pierce
  • Frostproof
  • Ft Myers
  • Ft Pierce
  • Gainesville
  • Gulfport
  • Haines City
  • Holiday
  • Holly Hill
  • Hollywood
  • Hudson
  • Inverness
  • Jacksonville
  • Kenneth City
  • Kissimmee
  • Labelle
  • Lake City
  • Lake Placid
  • Lake Wales
  • Lakeland
  • Largo
  • Leesburg
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Live Oak
  • Longwood
  • MacClenny
  • N Fort Myers
  • NORTH PORT
  • New Port Richey
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Ocala
  • Orlando
  • Pahokee
  • Palatka
  • Palm Bay
  • Perry
  • Plant City
  • Port Orange
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  • Riverview
  • Sanford
  • Sarasota
  • Sebring
  • Seffner
  • Seminole
  • Spring Hill
  • St Augustine
  • St Cloud
  • St Petersburg
  • Starke
  • Sun City
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • Temple Terrace
  • Titusville
  • Umatilla
  • Wauchula
  • Wildwood
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Haven
  • Zephyrhills

New York

Distribution Center

Coxsackie D.C., 1 Van Bergen Street, West Coxsackie, NY 12192

  • Potsdam
  • Bath
  • North Collins
  • Rome
  • Johnson City
  • Gouverneur
  • Ontario
  • Lancaster
  • Albion
  • Canton
  • Tupper Lake
  • Dansville
  • Gloversville
  • LeRoy
  • Newburgh
  • Cheektowaga
  • Buffalo
  • Ogdensburg
  • Plattsburgh
  • Fort Plain
  • Watertown
  • North Tonawanda
  • Cortland
  • Port Jervis
  • Lackawanna
  • Albany
  • Hornell
  • Alden
  • Blasdell
  • Jamestown
  • Silver Creek
  • Dunkirk
  • Rochester
  • Chaffee
  • Peekskill
  • Newark
  • Warsaw
  • Batavia
  • Fulton
  • West Seneca
  • Hamburg
  • Elmira
  • Niagara Falls
  • Kenmore
  • Wellsville
  • Salamanca
  • Troy
  • Lakewood
  • Syracuse
  • Oneida
  • Rotterdam

Vermont

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New Hampshire

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Ohio

Distribution Center

Austinburg D.C., 2692 Sidley Court, Austinburg, OH 44010

  • Peekskill
  • Newark
  • Warsaw
  • Batavia
  • Fulton
  • West Seneca
  • Hamburg
  • Elmira
  • Niagara Falls
  • Kenmore
  • Wellsville
  • Salamanca
  • Troy
  • Lakewood
  • Syracuse
  • Oneida
  • Rotterdam
  • Sandusky
  • Pomeroy
  • Hubbard
  • Zanesville
  • Springfield
  • Fostoria
  • Eastlake
  • Rogers
  • Streetsboro
  • Parma
  • Canton
  • Caldwell
  • Mansfield
  • Chillicothe
  • Peebles
  • Greenfield
  • Euclid
  • Shelby
  • Painesville
  • Kenton
  • Bethel
  • Conneaut
  • Wooster
  • Stow
  • Cleveland Heights
  • West Union
  • Athens
  • Wadsworth
  • Ashland
  • Brunswick
  • Orrville
  • Alliance
  • Akron
  • Struthers
  • North Randall
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Salem
  • Lima
  • Lancaster
  • Tallmadge
  • Elyria
  • Uhrichsville
  • Middlefield
  • Barberton
  • Upper Sandusky
  • Dayton
  • Youngstown
  • Cleveland
  • McConnelsville
  • North Olmsted
  • Massillon
  • Middletown
  • Portsmouth
  • Whitehall
  • Amherst
  • Barnesville
  • Parma Heights
  • Ashtabula

Virginia

  • Hopewell
  • Norfolk
  • Hampton
  • Richmond
  • Petersburg
  • Mt Jackson

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Sioux City

South Carolina

  • West Union
  • Laurens
  • Pickens
  • Union
  • Goose Creek
  • North Charleston
  • Anderson

Oklahoma

  • Ardmore
  • Shawnee
  • Tulsa
  • Holdenville
  • McAlester
  • Tahlequah
  • Idabel
  • Weatherford

Mississippi

  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Gulfport
  • Brookhaven
  • Pascagoula
  • Batesville
  • Canton
  • Meridian
  • Yazoo City
  • Greenwood
  • Pearl
  • Westpoint
  • Houston

Maryland

Distribution Center

Williamsport D.C., 9822 Prosperity Lane, Williamsport, MD 21795

  • Bladensburg
  • Temple Hills
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Oxon Hill
  • Greensboro
  • Cumberland
  • Dundalk
  • Salisbury
  • Seat Pleasant
  • Frostburg
  • Hancock
  • Hagerstown
  • Baltimore
  • Arbutus
  • Forestville

Delaware

  • Seaford
  • Millsboro
  • Wilmington
  • Claymont
  • New Castle

Texas

Distribution Center

Fort Worth D.C., 1201 John Burgess Drive, Fort Worth, TX 75050

  • Dallas
  • Texarkana
  • Mineral Wells
  • Ft Worth
  • Athens
  • Paris
  • Sherman

Maine

  • Lewiston
  • Portland
  • Caribou
  • South Paris
  • Waterville
  • Presque Isle
  • Farmington

Connecticut

  • Meriden
  • Hamden
  • Hartford
  • Waterbury
  • Bridgeport

West Virginia

  • Keyser
  • Warwood
  • Wayne
  • Summersville
  • Welch
  • Cross Lanes
  • Martinsburg
  • Kenova
  • Scott Depot
  • Fairmont
  • Elkins
  • Hinton
  • E Huntington
  • Pineville
  • Cedar Grove
  • Beckley
  • New Martinsville
  • Parkersburg
  • Huntington
  • Pennsboro
  • Kingwood
  • Charles Town
  • Sissonville
  • Danville
  • Clendenin

Tennessee

Distribution Center

Humboldt - D.C., 235 Highway 45 West, Humboldt, TN 38343

  • Milan
  • McKenzie
  • Dickson
  • Fayetteville
  • Parsons
  • Knoxville
  • McMinnville
  • Athens
  • Red Bank
  • Chattanooga
  • East Ridge
  • Dunlap
  • Greeneville
  • Oneida
  • Dayton
  • Cleveland
  • Sweetwater
  • Wartburg
  • Hixson
  • LaFollette
  • Sparta
  • Union City
  • Smithville
  • Columbia
  • Savannah
  • Covington
  • Madisonville
  • Tracy City
  • Rogersville
  • Woodbury
  • Nashville
  • Decherd
  • Jamestown
  • Crossville
  • Lafayette
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Celina
  • Manchester
  • Gainesboro
  • Gallatin
  • Elizabethton
  • Livingston
  • Monterey
  • Tennessee Ridge
  • Memphis
  • Brownsville
  • Lexington
  • Jackson
  • Lavergne
  • Carthage
  • Spencer
  • Madison
  • Tellico Plains
  • Dyersburg
  • Millington
  • Centerville
  • Murfreesboro
  • Cookeville
  • Whitwell
  • Pikeville

Pennsylvania

  • McConnellsburg
  • Perryopolis
  • Lancaster
  • Sharon
  • Bradford
  • Chambersburg
  • Erie
  • Kane
  • York
  • Reading
  • Lock Haven
  • Altoona
  • Waynesboro
  • Upper Darby
  • Beaver Falls
  • Brookhaven
  • Butler
  • Corry
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Cheltenham
  • St Marys
  • Bedford
  • Johnstown
  • Pittsburgh
  • Darby
  • Harrisburg
  • Wilkes Barre
  • Titusville
  • Uniontown
  • Lebanon
  • North Versailles
  • Millsboro
  • Philadelphia
  • Franklin
  • Meadville
  • Norristown
  • New Castle
  • Tyrone
  • Clearfield
  • South Williamsport
  • Folcroft
  • Du Bois

New Jersey

  • Bridgeton
  • Lindenwold
  • Hamilton
  • Atlantic City
  • Pennsville
  • Newark
  • Hillside
  • Ewing
  • Camden
  • Pennsauke
  • Orange
  • Paulsboro

Michigan

Distribution Center

St. Johns D.C., 1701 Technical Drive, St. Johns, MI 48879

  • Rockwood
  • Bay City
  • Rogers City
  • Flint
  • Pontiac
  • Kalamazoo
  • Benzonia
  • Ypsilanti
  • Caro
  • Traverse City
  • Gladwin
  • Battle Creek
  • Harrison
  • East Jordan
  • Taylor
  • Grayling
  • Houghton Lake
  • Benton Harbor
  • Muskegon
  • Holland
  • Newaygo
  • Alpena
  • Clare
  • Baldwin
  • Cadillac
  • Stanton
  • Belding
  • Sault Sainte Marie
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lincoln Park
  • Dowagiac
  • Detroit
  • Jackson
  • West Branch
  • Corunna
  • Marshall
  • Mt Morris
  • Manistee
  • East Tawas
  • Parchment
  • Saginaw
  • Cedar Springs
  • Cheboygan
  • Paw Paw
  • Port Huron
  • Cutlerville
  • Westland
  • Highland

Lousiana

Distribution Center

Hammond D.C., 11077 Hwy 190 West, Hammond, LA 70404

  • Baton Rouge
  • Minden
  • Kenner
  • Chalmette
  • Hammond
  • Gretna
  • Franklinton
  • Metairie
  • Houma
  • DeRidder
  • New Orleans

Indiana

Distribution Center

Muncie D. C ., 2301 North Priority Way, Yorktown, IN 47396

  • Clinton
  • Linton
  • Connersville
  • Washington
  • Hammond
  • Richmond
  • Kouts
  • Rensselaer
  • Vincennes
  • Merrillville
  • Grabill
  • Rochester
  • Kokomo
  • Valparaiso
  • Scottsburg
  • Terre Haute
  • S Bend
  • Elkhart
  • Union City
  • Rushville
  • Jeffersonville
  • Roselawn
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Wheatfield
  • Spencer
  • Hartford City
  • Fort Wayne
  • Indianapolis
  • Princeton
  • Michigan City
  • Delphi
  • Brookville
  • Sullivan
  • Knox
  • Topeka

Georgia

  • Macon
  • Elberton
  • Vidalia
  • Statesboro
  • Cairo
  • Moultrie
  • Tifton
  • Valdosta
  • Cordele
  • Americus
  • Columbus
  • Dalton
  • Brunswick
  • Ft Olgethorpe
  • Blairsville
  • Douglas

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Longmont
  • Northglenn
  • Westminster
  • Aurora
  • Commerce City
  • Greeley
  • Pueblo
  • Thornton

Wisconsin

Distribution Center

Edgerton D.C., 200 Interstate Boulevard, Edgerton, WI 53534

  • Racine
  • Milwaukee
  • Amery
  • Fond du Lac
  • West Allis
  • Green Bay
  • Stevens Point
  • Keshena

North Carolina

Distribution Center

Lexington Distribution Center, 133 Lexington Parkway, Lexington, NC 27295

  • Wilson
  • Rockingham
  • Roanoke Rapids
  • Greensboro
  • Sanford
  • Kannapolis
  • Charlotte
  • Durham
  • Eden
  • Greenville
  • Murphy
  • Gastonia

Massachusetts

  • Holyoke
  • Springfield
  • Indian Orchard
  • New Bedford

Illinois

Distribution Center

Granite City, #29 West Gateway Commerce Center Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025

  • La Salle
  • East St Louis
  • Granite City
  • Chicago
  • Galesburg
  • Richton Park
  • Peoria Heights
  • Midlothian
  • Pittsfield
  • Paris
  • Urbana
  • Auburn
  • Rockford
  • Rock Falls
  • Pinckneyville
  • Carbondale
  • Danville
  • Springfield
  • Alton
  • Clinton
  • Belleville
  • Du Quoin
  • Effingham
  • Waukegan
  • Pekin
  • Quincy
  • Beardstown
  • S Chicago Heights
  • Decatur
  • Monmouth
  • Aurora
  • Pana
  • Georgetown
  • Metropolis
  • Benton
  • Fairfield
  • Kewanee

Alabama

  • Bridgeport
  • Huntsville
  • Gadsden
  • Athens
  • Anniston
  • Jasper
  • Birmingham
  • Northport
  • Midfield
  • Sylacauga

Kansas

  • Wichita
  • Kansas City
  • Overland Park

Kentucky

Distribution Center

Winchester D.C., 4000 Corporate Drive, Winchester, KY 40391

  • Williamsburg
  • Shelbyville
  • Flemingsburg
  • Pineville
  • Hodgenville
  • Danville
  • Corbin
  • Jenkins
  • Beattyville
  • Mount Sterling
  • Owenton
  • Irvine
  • Harlan
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Morgantown
  • Paris
  • Munfordville
  • Cave City
  • Eminence
  • Whitley City
  • Vanceburg
  • Cynthiana
  • Virgie
  • Bowling Green
  • Barbourville
  • Pikeville
  • Lexington
  • Harrodsburg
  • Columbia
  • Ashland
  • Richmond
  • Stanton
  • Evarts
  • Fall Rock
  • Louisville
  • Winchester
  • Phelps
  • Goody
  • McKee
  • Brandenburg
  • Stanford
  • Inez
  • Morehead
  • Maysville
  • Russell Springs
  • Hardinsburg
  • Liberty
  • Martin
  • Glasgow
  • Albany
  • Warsaw
  • Mayfield
  • Whitesburg
  • Hindman
  • Campton
  • Scottsville
  • Louisa
  • Frankfort
  • Carlisle
  • Jackson
  • Georgetown
  • Mt Vernon
  • Garrard
  • Paintsville
  • Somerset
  • West Liberty
  • Leitchfield
  • Middlesboro
  • Grayson
  • Versailles
  • Owingsville
  • Berea
  • Monticello
  • Olive Hill
  • Hazard
  • Hyden
  • Nicholasville
  • London
  • Bardstown
  • Lancaster
  • Sandy Hook
  • Salyersville

Rhode Island

  • Pawtucket
  • Pawtucket
  • East Providence
  • Providence

Missouri

  • Ironton
  • Hermann
  • Cedar Hill
  • Park Hills
  • Sedalia
  • De Soto
  • Dexter
  • New Haven
  • St Clair
  • Arnold
  • Sikeston
  • Camdenton
  • Wentzville
  • St Louis
  • Farmington
  • Bonne Terre
  • Florissant
  • Laurie
  • Neosho
  • Versailles
  • Jefferson City
  • Ste Genevieve
  • Bowling Green
  • Independence
  • Cuba
  • Kansas City
  • Hannibal
  • Pacific
  • St Charles
  • N Kansas City
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Owensville
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Potosi
  • Gladstone
  • Otto
  • Springfield
  • Pevely
  • Overland
  • Forsyth

Arkansas

  • Casa Grande
  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Yuma