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The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that Supervalu plans to more than double the size of its Save-A-Lot fleet of stores, with the stated goal of having more than 2,500 units coast-to-coast.

Supervalu has more than a thousand of the stores in 36 states, an increase of almost 300 in just four years. Three-quarters of them are owned by franchisees, with the balance being company-owned.

The company is the leader in the “extreme value” store category, with Aldi in second place with more than 600 stores.
KC's View:
Makes sense, especially because the company has grown the format regardless of the state of the economy. This, along with the “dollar store” concept, clearly is a high-growth retailing format that we’re likely to see more of.