Retailer Requirements

Over 70% of all Save-A-Lot stores are owned by independent retailers. That’s why our proven business model is centered on them.

Below are some of the qualifications Save-A-Lot looks for in a licensed retailer:

Preferred Experience Grocery / Retail
Program Ability to follow the Save-A-Lot program
Net Worth $1 Million
Cash Liquidity $300,000
Personal Finances Solid personal financial history
Future Plans Multi-unit development encouraged
Documentation Complete license application, along with required supporting documentation

Meet the above criteria? Open your very own Save-A-Lot. Qualified candidates may also be eligible for substantial financial incentives.

Financial Incentives Open a Save-A-Lot

Site Requirements

Where you decide to build your Save-A-Lot matters. To help make sure your store reaches its potential, Save-A-Lot has developed suggested guidelines for prospective store sites.

Suggested guidelines for prospective stores:

  • Population of at least 35,000 in the primary trade area; 10,000 in rural areas
  • High percentage of families with children
  • Total building size of approximately 12,000 to 18,000 square feet
  • Freestanding or in-line locations
  • Primary position on pylon sign or freestanding monument sign
  • Parking ratio 5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Receiving area suitable for 53 foot semi-trailers
  • Land required for ground-up development 2+ acres
  • Excellent line of sight for visibility with good ingress/egress
  • Co-tenancy with other value-oriented retailers desired
Save-A-Lot floorplan inside the store
Save-A-Lot lot and property layout

Have a site in mind for a new store? We’ll let you know if it’s a good fit.

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