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Save-A-Lot testing new limits for ‘limited assortment’

CEO Claus: National brands, new private label aim to boost basket, quality image

It’s been a tumultuous 12 months for Save-A-Lot to say the least.

The hard discounter began 2016 eyeing an IPO to fuel a West Coast expansion and begins 2017 under the ownership of a private equity group whose first significant move, announced last week, was abandoning the West Coast.

A slate of new initiatives under CEO Eric Claus, who joined the company 13 months ago, have been well-received by licensees, but came in the midst of a deflationary market and negative impa

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