The performance of Save-A-Lot continued to improve in the fiscal third quarter, Minneapolis-based Supervalu said Thursday. Identical-store sales at the limited-assortment banner rose 1.7% in the quarter, buoyed by IDs of 5.4% at corporately owned Save-A-Lots. Operating income at the chain was up 48%, to $27 million, which the company attributed largely to cost reductions made early in the year. Save-A-Lot sales were up 2.6%, to $991 million. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News ...

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