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Training Courses

As a licensee, Save-A-Lot offers an array of training programs that will familiarize you with the daily operations of a Save-A-Lot food store. We offer several different programs to assist, including:

Licensed Retailer Training Program

If this is your first retail operation, Save-A-Lot wants to prepare you for success with training and practice designed to help you get up and running quickly and effectively. The basis of a shared commitment between the licensed retailer and Save-A-Lot creates a sustainable competitive advantage that can lead to profitable growth and long-term success for both licensees and Save-A-Lot.

As a new licensee, Save-A-Lot offers an initial 12-day training program that will provide you an overview of the operations of a Save-A-Lot food store. The program includes classroom and in-store training. 

Whether you are new to grocery or have years of experience as an owner or manager, Save-A-Lot offers a broad range of additional training options, including:

Retail Leadership Training Series

The Retail Leadership Training Series, composed of two one-week training sessions in St. Louis, is geared to prepare retailers for the responsibilities associated with store management.

The purpose is to provide licensed store managers with a consistent, well-structured, effective and efficient process for learning and understanding the “Best Practices” of Save-A-Lot stores. The series is an interactive process that is a great experience for all areas of retail management—Store Management, Operations Managers, Storeowners, Accounting, Human Resources and Trainers.

On-Site Training Seminars

Save-A-Lot’s on-site training seminars are a great resource for licensees in how to improve their operations. These seminars are available through your Save-A-Lot District Manager and cover the following areas:

  • Sales per employee hour
  • Shrink Control seminars
  • GOT (Greet, Offer, Thank) – Customer Service
  • Consumer Research
  • Hiring quality store managers
  • Positive store environment
  • Meat Department training
  • Produce Department training
  • Ethnic merchandising

Store Manager In-Store Training Modules

Save-A-Lot District Managers are equipped with four phases of in-store training modules as an ongoing approach of teaching store managers techniques for successful store operations.

Examples of module topics:

  • Product ordering
  • Weekly Merchandising Bulletin
  • Electronic Survey Ordering System
  • Price Sign and Label Program
  • Customer Service Policy
  • Merchandising strategies
  • Special Buys/sales & profits
  • Manager store walk/to-do list
  • General Merchandise
  • Perishable Training
  • Freeze & thaw bakery department
  • Sales projection/scheduling
  • Dormant item report
  • Product rotation
  • Store verification
  • Associate/manager communications
  • Food/sanitation safety

Learning Launch

Through SUPERVALU, Learning Launch offers five separate libraries of on-line learning. Below are a few examples of courses that are offered:

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales
  • Self Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Management series        
  • People Management series
  • Strategic Planning series
  • PC and technical
  • Computer Skills
  • Project Management
  • Safety & health
  • HIPAA training
  • Fall Protection
  • Forklift Operator series
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Supermarket specific
  • Food Safety
  • Safety Fundamentals series
  • Produce ID


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