SUPERVALU'S CROWN JEWEL

Save-A-Lot's success and rapid growth is partly due to attracting lower-income shoppers seeking value. The price-impact chain is about to get a boost in its assortment with Supervalu's acquisition of Deal$ inked this month.ST. LOUIS -- Quick quiz: How many food-distribution companies have as many as 1,000 stores under a single banner?Well, there's a few power retailers who could lay claim to such

Save-A-Lot's success and rapid growth is partly due to attracting lower-income shoppers seeking value. The price-impact chain is about to get a boost in its assortment with Supervalu's acquisition of Deal$ inked this month.

ST. LOUIS -- Quick quiz: How many food-distribution companies have as many as 1,000 stores under a single banner?

Well, there's a few power retailers who could lay claim to such an achievement, including Wal-Mart Supercenters, Kroger, Albertson's, Safeway a

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