Supervalu’s Save-A-Lot banner expands reach in the Windy City
ST. LOUIS — Save-A-Lot on Monday announced that it was expanding its reach by opening five new stores in the Chicago market.
The hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery retailer and subsidiary of Supervalu would nearly double its presence in the area, bringing its total Chicagoland stores to 13. The five stores, located in Chicago’s South Side, range in size from 11,000 to 21,000 sq. ft.
Next week, Save-A-Lot will deliver a free assortment of its exclusive, private-label products to residents within a quarter-mile radius of each of its new Chicago stores as part of the company’s grand opening celebration.
Save-A-Lot also announced that it anticipates to open an additional five locations by next year.
"Chicago long has been a priority market for Save-A-Lot, and we’re thrilled to be adding five more South Side stores," said Bill Shaner, Save-A-Lot CEO and president. "These locations are a perfect match with our strategy of bringing affordable groceries and more fresh-food options to neighborhoods with few existing grocery stores."
Boiron reports illness levels rise 6.4%
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Nearly 39 million people are feeling the effects of cold and flu as illness levels continue to climb across the nation, Boiron reported Friday.
The latest figures reflect an increase of 6.4% from last week. Some of the most prevalent indications are fever (10.8%) and influenza-like symptoms, such as chills, body aches and headache (22.2%).
Boiron is tracking the latest levels of cough, cold and flu in 150 markets across the county via SDI (Surveillance Data Inc.), the nation’s largest weekly illness tracking service. The homeopathic manufacturer hosts the latest up-to-date information here.