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United Supermarkets launches NuVal nutritional scoring system

BY Allison Cerra

LUBBOCK, Texas In an effort to aid its customers in making healthy food choices, United Supermarkets is implementing a nutritional scoring system throughout its United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United grocery stores.

NuVal is a ranking system that provides comprehensive nutritional information of foods through a comprehensive scoring system. With the NuVal System currently assisting guests at Market Street’s Colleyville and Frisco, Texas, stores to better food choices, United debuts as the first grocery chain to implement the innovative nutritional ranking system in Texas.

All six of the company’s Dallas-Fort Worth area Market Street stores will feature the NuVal system by mid-March, and the company plans to have all 50 stores outfitted with the new system by the end of the year.

“NuVal’s innovative food scoring system is revolutionizing the shopping experience, and we’re proud to be the first Texas grocer to bring this innovation to our aisles,” said Robert Taylor, EVP and CEO, United Supermarkets.

In addition to the NuVal implementation, United staffs dietitians throughout its stores and serves as one of the founding members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, whose stated mission is to reduce obesity by 2015. HWCF members already have committed more than $20  million to the joint initiative to raise awareness about the importance of balancing a healthy diet with physical activity.

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Save-A-Lot expands to Dallas-Fort Worth area

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS One of the nation’s leading discount grocery retailers is expanding its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the opening of a new store in the Oak Cliff community.

Save-A-Lot’s new store signifies the company’s continued commitment to providing affordable, quality groceries to Dallas residents, as well as the company’s entry into the Hispanic grocery market — the Oak Cliff location carries popular Latino brands.

Save-A-Lot operates nearly 1,200 stores in 39 states from Maine to California.

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Fresh & Easy opens in South L.A.

BY DSN STAFF

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, Calif. Fresh & Easy has opened its first store in South Los Angeles.

According to the company, the store was one of the first sites identified by the grocer over two years ago and is the centerpiece of an impressive new mixed-use development with affordable housing units and additional retail space.

Mary Kasper, VP and general counsel for Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, said, “We’re opening stores in all types of neighborhoods because we fundamentally believe everyone regardless of where they live deserves access to quality, fresh food at affordable prices. We’re also proud to bring more quality jobs to the neighborhood, particularly in this economy.”

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