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    Save-A-Lot’s new distribution centre to open in December 2011

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    Supervalu’s Save-A-Lot, one of the leading hard-discount grocery retailers in the United States, plans to build a new 325,000 sq.ft distribution centre in Lexington, North Carolina. The project is the result of a collaboration with the state of North Carolina and its One North Carolina Fund, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Davidson County and the City of Lexington.

    The new distribution centre, a USD 24 million project, will help support the company’s growth plans in North Carolina and the surrounding region, which the company has identified as a key region for growth.

    “The Lexington distribution centre will enable us to serve our current stores more efficiently and at the same time, grow our business in the region,” said Bill Shaner, Save-A-Lot president and CEO.

    The new facility will be located in Lexington’s Business Centre and is scheduled to open in December 2011. It is expected to employ more than 40 employees initially, with the potential for hiring additional employees once the facility is at full capacity.

    Save-A-Lot operates approximately 1,200 stores in 39 states, and has identified plans to double the number of stores it operates nationally over the next five years. The company currently operates 17 stores in North Carolina, including one in Lexington, with plans to open eight new stores in the state this year, as well as six stores in South Carolina.

    – IndiaRetailing Bureau