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Save-A-Lot will be opening a grocery store at 210 S. Western in Peoria’s Southside

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Peoria’s Southside has been without a grocery store for the past two years. Since the closing of
the local grocery store, First District Council Member Denise Moore and the greater Peoria
community worked collaboratively to establish a variety of healthy food alternatives to
serve the families of the Southside. Some of the healthy food alternative projects include the
creation and expansion of community gardens and mobile food distribution vans.

The City of Peoria is pleased to announce that Save-A-Lot will be opening a grocery store at 210
S. Western in Peoria’s Southside and plans to open early summer 2016. “Prayers and wishes of
the community have been answered in the form of Save-A- Lot bringing back a grocery store to
the Southside. Now residents will get fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats and will not have to
travel so far to shop for those items”, says Council Member Denise Moore.

Save-A-Lot stores, which average about 15,000 square feet, delivers a carefully selected
assortment of 1,200 to 1,500 of the most popular, in-demand everyday grocery essentials,
including farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-inspected meats and a mix of national and high
quality exclusive brands produced exclusively for Save-A-Lot by many of the country’s leading
food manufacturers.

Save-A-Lot shoppers enjoy easy savings up to 40 percent when compared to conventional grocery
stores– without sacrificing quality.

“Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected meat, as well as
other essential grocery and household items to shoppers at an affordable price — typically up to
40 percent less than traditional grocery stores,” says Chon Tomlin, Save-A-Lot spokesperson. “We
are looking forward to becoming part of the Peoria community.”

Save-A-Lot also shares community commitment to the environment with efficient operations,
reduction of excess and productive use of our resources. This includes operating 17 strategically
located distribution centers which reduces fuel and energy costs. In addition, Save-A-Lot recycles
paper, plastic, cardboard box and aluminum and supports a green culture with our associates in
our offices, stores and distribution centers. Save-A-Lot is also committed to the procurement of
locally grown produce in several distribution centers, reducing the impact of shipping product
across the country and supporting local farmers.

For more information contact

Leslie L. McKnight, PhD, City of Peoria, 309-494-8651 or lmcknight@peoriagov.org.