Save-A-Lot Success Stories
Michigan - 24 locations
Tim Freeman with his brothers Tom and Paul started in the grocery business as teenagers when they bagged groceries, stocked shelves and sorted bottles in the family’s Gaylord, Mich. grocery store. So in 1999, when they went into business together as Save-A-Lot owners and operators, it just seemed like the way things should be. They now operate 24 Save-A-Lot locations throughout Michigan.
Pennsylvania - 9 locations
Combining their own decades of grocery industry experience with Save-A-Lot’s successful format has been a winning formula for Pennsylvania store owners Bill Lingle and his son, Matt Lingle. Save-A-Lot’s hard discount, carefully selected assortment model now supports more than 1,300 Save-A-Lot stores nationwide—and 70 percent are owned and operated by independent licensed retailers like the Lingles.
Ohio - 13 locations
Retailer Joe Janes has helped expand his family's Ohio grocery business throughout the state, thanks to "industry-leading ideas and service" from Save-A-Lot, says the former attorney. Learn how our Licensed Store Incentive Program has helped retailers across the United States build their business in Save-A-Lot's Grocery Entrepreneur magazine. We have more than 1,300 Save-A-Lot stores nationwide - and 70 percent are owned and operated by independent licensed retailers!
Missouri and Illinois - 9 locations
“Besides being ideal for the small store footprints that Sauer likes, Save-A-Lot delivers benefits such as low overhead so the store can make a profit on lower volume,” he says. “Being able to order almost all of the products their stores stock from Save-A-Lot distribution centers is an added plus.”
Upstate New York - 3 locations
Our important outreach and advocacy for minority and women owners and operators also enables us to broaden the market potential for our stores. In New York state, Suzanne Schmitz talks about how she began her career as a Save-A-Lot cashier in 1999 and now owns and operates three Save-A-Lot stores, with plans for more.
Enid, Oklahoma - 2 locations
Read about great retailers like the Blevins Family based in Enid, OK and learn from the successes of these entrepreneurs utilizing the Save-A-Lot licensed retailer program. “When you're a business owner with an entrepreneurial spirit, the ideal partner is one who can help you grow while giving you the flexibility to tailor your stores to the customers you serve.”