Why Choose the Save A Lot Model?
Now is a great time to invest in a strong grocery business model like Save A Lot’s. The $658 billion grocery industry has been growing for years and is often valued for its recession resistance. In fact, grocery is one of the only industries that didn’t take a significant hit during the pandemic.
What’s more, the discount grocery store model, in particular, is growing exponentially and positioned amongst the highest growth rates in retail at 7% (compared with 7% for dollar stores, 4% for supercenters, 3% for warehouse clubs, and 1% for traditional supermarkets). And today, discount grocery in the U.S. has only a 3% market share, which means there’s plenty of room for newcomers. Our team can help you get started on the right track.
The Grocery Industry by the Numbers
$658 billion grocery industry
Discount grocery growing rapidly at 7%
Discount grocery holds only a 3% market share
A Highly Efficient Grocery Store Model
Starting any new business requires a significant investment, and you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the most for your money. Save A Lot values efficiency and makes things simple for customers and independent retail partners.
For instance, we operate 13 best-in-class distribution centers that keep all of our stores stocked with the inventory they need. Because we control our own distribution, retail partners can look forward to a simple ordering process, industry-leading service levels, and consistently low prices.
Along these lines, many of our stores are around 15,000 square feet, a smaller size that allows for an easier shopping experience. We stock our shelves with a limited assortment of national brands and award-winning private label products that creates a highly convenient shopping experience for our customers while providing a highly efficient operating model for our independent retail partners. The result is lower overhead costs for retail partners, and unbeatable convenience, and low prices for customers; all this and more is what sets us apart from typical grocery store opportunities.
We’ll Show You the Ropes
Don’t let inexperience prevent you from taking advantage of this exciting opportunity. We work with retail partners who have a range of experience – some of them have run grocery stores before, while others haven’t. Our comprehensive training program is designed to get you up to speed on how to run your Save A Lot efficiently and effectively.
You’ll also enjoy valuable resources as you grow your business, including: