Tips for Running a Grocery Store

Save A Lot knows a thing or two about running a grocery store. After all, we’ve opened hundreds! Our Retail Partners appreciate being able to build a thriving business while using a proven licensing model that specializes in value and convenience.

As the nation’s leading independent discount grocery chain, part of our vision is to provide unmatched value to our communities. We’re committed to making our customers’ lives better, and we’re anchored to the communities we serve.

Just ask owners like Shawn Rinnier, who recently took over ownership of the Camden, NJ, Save A Lot and is moving it across the road to expand to meet the demands of the local area. Rinnier embraces the Save A Lot neighborhood-focused vision and discussed how the store plans to stock products that are tailored to its diverse community. The store will offer Save A Lot signature brands, as well as several national, specialty, ethnic, and international brands.

Running a Successful Store

The Save A Lot licensing opportunity stands out for many reasons. Our Retail Partners enjoy comprehensive support every step of the way as they build their businesses.

We’ve established some helpful tips to follow when running a successful Save A Lot store:

  1. Be efficient with your time. Owners wear many hats and need to be able to prioritize on the spot.
  2. Keep learning. The industry changes quickly, but luckily Save A Lot’s ongoing support will keep you updated with research and development.
  3. Hire a great team. Your store manager is a leader that associates will look to for guidance.
  4. Listen to customers. Like Shawn Rinnier mentioned above, listening to your customers allows you to build a loyal customer base.
  5. Follow our model. Our licensing model is designed to save time and money while allowing you to see a strong return on your investment.

Steps to Ownership

When you partner with Save A Lot, we make starting a highly effective grocery store business simple. Our steps to ownership are designed to keep the process as efficient as possible.

During the first step, we’ll take the time to get to know one another and review each other’s qualifications. Secondly, our team of real estate professionals will work with you to find a location that meets our site criteria and can accommodate our layout.

In the third step, we’ll work together on localizing your SKUs and developing a plan for sourcing and operations. Then you’ll attend a Discovery Day, where you can meet the leadership team and get to know our company culture.

You’re almost there! During the construction phase, we’ll transform your location into a Save A Lot store, providing guidance throughout. Finally, you’ll host a grand opening, and with the help of our marketing team, you’ll get a head start on building your customer base.

We’re There for You

How is this all possible? Well, none of it would be possible without Save A Lot’s vested interest in seeing your business grow. We’re dedicated to helping your store flourish, so we’ve developed ongoing support resources to help you achieve your growth goals.

Our field operations team makes sure your business is running smoothly with time-tested operations procedures, an efficient point-of-sale system, unit-level reporting and analytics, and inventory management. Our distribution support saves you time and money with market-leading low prices and industry-leading service.

At Save A Lot, we’re committed to helping our Retail Partners run a grocery store and serve their local communities with the best products at the best prices while supporting them every step of the way.

Contact Save A Lot today to learn more about our grocery store licensing opportunity and all of the support that comes with it. #ownasavealot

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