Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard discount, limited assortment grocery chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, will open its first Atlantic City, N..J., store today, May 17—becoming the first full-service grocery store within a 21-mile radius of the city.
A grand opening ceremony for the store, located at 1501 Atlantic Ave., was held Wednesday and attended by Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford and other local officials, including Executive Director John Palmieri from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CDRA), who helped make the opening of the Save-A-Lot store possible. At the event, Save-A-Lot made a $1,000 donation to the St. James AME Church Food Pantry. “Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected meat, as well as other essential grocery and household items to shoppers at an affordable price—typically up to 40 percent less than traditional grocery stores,” said Bob Sheehy, Save-A-Lot regional director. “We look forward to welcoming shoppers to our Atlantic City store.”
Each Save-A-Lot store carries a carefully selected assortment of 1,200 to 1,500 of the most popular, in-demand every day grocery essentials, including farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-inspected meats, dairy products, bakery goods, shelf-ready and frozen foods, household goods, pet food, baby, and health and beauty care products. Save-A-Lot stores, which average about 15,000 s.f., feature a range of high-quality brands, including Save-A-Lot Today, Coburn Farms and Tipton Grove, produced exclusively for Save-A-Lot by many of the country’s leading food manufacturers.
“I am elated over the opening of Save-A-Lot, and welcome the opportunity for residents to be able to conveniently shop for groceries. Furthermore, I applaud Save-A-Lot’s commitment to the Atlantic City community and wish them the very best,” said Langford.
“The addition of Save-A-Lot to Atlantic City is a win across the board,” added Palmieri. “First and foremost, it gives the residents of Atlantic City access to affordable, healthy foods. As the property owners, we’re thrilled to see the land being used to benefit the entire Atlantic City community. We certainly appreciate the investment the company is making in Atlantic City and join with the city in wishing them great success here.” The Atlantic City store is the 11th Save-A-Lot store in New Jersey. The company employs approximately 240 associates in the state.
In the featured photo at top: Nine year-old Ingrid Castro rides her scooter as Eric Hernandez and 7-year-old Mike Castillo, all of Atlantic City, walk past the new Save-A-Lot supermarket earlier this week at Renaissance Plaza in Atlantic City. (Photo by Sean M. Fitzgerald/Press of Atlantic City)