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Rite Aid to add Save-A-Lot in-store grocery departments

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Camp Hill, Pa. Rite Aid Corp. said Tuesday that it has forged an agreement with Save-A-Lot, a SuperValu company, to add the discount, limited assortment grocery store concept to Rite Aid’s 10 existing stores in the Greenville, S.C., market.

The stores will be co-branded Save-A-Lot Food Stores/Rite Aid Pharmacy and will continue to be owned and operated by Rite Aid.

Rite Aid said it will continue to offer health and beauty products in these stores along with Save-A-Lot grocery products. The Rite Aid pharmacies will operate as usual.

“We believe this new co-branded concept meets the needs of today’s consumers, who continue to search for value, quality and convenience, and we're excited about the chance to offer our customers high-quality grocery products including fresh meats and farm-fresh produce at great prices," said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid COO.

The 10 stores, which are located in Greenville, Easley, Greer, Simpsonville and Travelers Rest, S.C., will remain open as they begin converting to the new format in September. The remodels are expected to be completed in October.

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