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Published reports say that five more co-branded Save-A-Lot Foods Stores/Rite Aid Pharmacies have opened in Greenville, South Carolina, just weeks after the first version opened in Easley, South Carolina.

The stores are owned and operated by Rite Aid, but 75 percent of the stores’ floor space is devoted to the Save-A-Lot limited assortment grocery selection.

According to Rite Aid, “The remaining four stores in the 10-store test remain open during conversion to the co-branded concept and are scheduled to be completed later this month. Two of the four stores are located in Simpsonville, and the other two are located in Greer and Travelers Rest.”

“This exciting new format, featuring aspects of both a traditional Rite Aid pharmacy and Save-A-Lot food store, provides added convenience and value to our consumers in the Greenville area,” said Bill Shaner, president/CEO of the Supervalu-owned Save-A-Lot “Save-A-Lot is committed to offering local shoppers an easy way to save, with high-quality groceries at everyday low prices – typically up to 40 percent less than traditional grocers.”
KC's View:
Just one of the many hybrids and innovations that I think we are likely to see in the coming months and years. Which will be good for consumers and, ultimately, good for the industry.