When customers enter a Saar's Market Place store, the bargains are hard to miss. They're stacked high on endcaps, on pallets and in four-foot sections in aisles, spotlighted by "Green Tag Extra Value" signs. "We want the whole floor to say 'Deals,"' said Rich Ziegler, buying director for the 10-store group, headquartered in Oak Harbor, Wash. Slap extra-low prices on "category killers," then promote them hard: That's how Saar's has been able to set itself apart from other independents, ...

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