For a little store, Save-A-Lot has an awfully big footprint to fill. The limited-assortment retailer, a division of Minneapolis-based Supervalu, has set a goal of doubling its store count to some 2,400 locations by 2015. Some see tremendous upside potential for the hard-discount format in the United States, where no-frills grocery stores specializing in store-brand product and rock-bottom prices are much less prevalent than they are in places like Germany. “The economy certainly has ...

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