Save-A-Lot Licensees Lament COO’s Departure

Save-A-Lot Licensees Lament COO’s Departure

“I’m extremely disappointed that Tom Lenkevich is leaving as COO. He has tremendous ability and having been a licensee at one point, he knows the direction that Save-A-Lot has been heading in.” — Licensee

ST. LOUIS — The troubles at Supervalu are bleeding into the performance of its discount Save-A-Lot division, according to licensees who say higher costs and a lack of leadership at the parent company have contributed to sales declines mirroring that of Supervalu’s conventional chains.

Licensees added that they were hopeful that Supervalu’s review of strategic alternatives, announced earlier this mo

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