Why You Should Consider Rural Business Opportunities
Save A Lot has been building a reputation for quality and value since 1977. We’re so much more than just a grocery store: we’re a trusted neighborhood brand that’s committed to making our customer’s and licensees’ lives better through urban and rural business opportunities.
Low prices are at the core of who we are. We offer quality without compromise and are anchored to the communities we serve. Our independent Retail Partners are able to stock products that are tailored to their diverse local communities, allowing them to better cater to customers’ needs and build local relationships. In turn, Save A Lot provides licensees with a unique grocery store licensing model that is designed to save time and money while seeing a strong return on investment.
In the midst of the recent pandemic, consumers relied on grocery stores more than ever before. Customers were more comfortable going to their local grocery store than other retail businesses. Smart investors know that the grocery store industry is not only booming but rife with opportunity, especially within the discount grocery segment.
Avoiding Food Deserts
As the US’s rural populations continue to decrease, more consumers are faced with food insecurity in the form of food deserts. When grocery stores close in these areas, the residents who remain are faced with having to travel even further for food, despite often living in close proximity to farmland.
To make this unfortunate situation even worse, around 20% of the rural population is low-income. These populations could greatly benefit from having a Save A Lot store in their community, both for convenience and low prices convenience and low prices.
We encourage our Retail Partners to become integral parts of their communities through nationally supported programs and other charitable partnerships. When you invest in a licensing opportunity with Save A Lot, you can build a thriving business with our time-tested model and help communities in need.
The Future of Food Retailing
It’s a great time to join the discount grocery segment! With growth expected to continue for years to come, the recession-resistant industry has many opportunities for newcomers to thrive.
Consumers still prefer grocery stores over other forms of retail and they remain the most frequently shopped channel. In a recent report, nearly 40% of consumers stated they liked or loved grocery shopping, with four out of five shoppers buying at grocery stores “fairly often.” Younger consumers are establishing connections with their respective grocery stores, as 90% trust their grocery store to ensure food safety and nutritious options, and give an average of 70% of their grocery spending to their primary store.
Save A Lot is focused on the success of our Retail Partners. We’ve invested in our licensees by providing numerous valuable support services to help them see strong returns, no matter the location of their store.
Opening a grocery store as a rural business opportunity with Save A Lot brings an innovative brand and trusted reputation to communities in need. It’s a win-win for operators, as you’ll bring grocery stores to food deserts while enjoying in-house distribution, operations support, and the flexibility to localize your business, all with more freedom to run your operation.
Contact Save A Lot today to learn more about our rural business opportunities and how you can become a Retail Partner with us.