Save-A-Lot Debuts First Tribal Store

KESHENA, Wis. — Save-A-Lot said on Friday it has opened a location here that is the first store in the chain to be licensed by an Indian tribe.

The limited-assortment store, on the Menominee Indian Reservation, is owned and operated by the Menominee Tribal Council of Wisconsin. It is one of 16 Save-A-Lots in the state.

The tribe had a grand-opening ceremony Friday that included a Menominee prayer and remarks from tribal and local business leaders.

St. Louis-based Save-A-Lot, a division of Minneapolis-based Supervalu [2], said the Keshena store "underscores Save-A-Lot's strategy to identify unique opportunities to help meet its growth plans." The chain currently operates more than 1,300 locations.