Camp Hill, Pa. Five co-branded Save-A-Lot Food Stores/Rite Aid Pharmacy stores opened Tuesday in Greenville, S.C. The stores continue to be owned and operated by Rite Aid, and the Rite Aid pharmacies are operating as usual. About 75% of the non-pharmacy part of each store is devoted to Save-A-Lot.
The opening of the five locations follows the Sept. 27 debut of the first co-branded Save-A-Lot/Rite Aid Pharmacy in Easley, S.C. Rite Aid has entered into a licensing agreement with Save-A-Lot, a subsidiary of Supervalu, to add the discount, limited assortment grocery store concept to 10 existing Rite Aid stores in the Greenville market. 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.
“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, Save-A-Lot president and CEO.