Save-A-Lot opens new distribution center in south Florida

ST. LOUIS — Supervalu's Save-A-Lot division on Tuesday announced plans for a new 250,374-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Pompano Beach, Fla. The center is expected to open by the end of fiscal year 2013, which ends Feb. 23, 2013. 

“With this project, we continue to reinvest in the Save-A-Lot distribution model as part of our ongoing commitment to the brand and positioning for overall growth of the hard discount model,” stated Santiago Roces, Save-A-Lot president and CEO. “We chose south Florida for our new distribution center because of its excellent business climate, central location and industrious workforce. For the state of Florida and the surrounding region, it means economic growth and jobs. I believe this will be a wonderful partnership for Save-A-Lot, Pompano Beach and the south Florida region.”

‚Ä®Save-A-Lot operates more than 1,300 stores in 39 states, and has identified plans to double the number of stores it operates nationally. Currently, there are 139 Save-A-Lot stores in Florida. The new distribution center will help support the company’s growth plans in Southern Florida and the surrounding area, which the company has identified as a key region for development.

The new center will help Save-A-Lot supply its growing network of grocery stores. The stores carry approximately 1,200 to 1,500 SKUs.