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    Save A Lot is one of the nation’s main discount grocers. You will find excellent “fresh produce at everyday low prices, fresh meat cut in-store, and award-winning exclusive brands” to save you more money than anywhere else. Additionally, Save A Lot stocks a variety of National Brands, so you’re sure to find your favorite. Let Save A Lot worry about keeping costs low so you can get back to stress-free shopping. Try ordering online if you’re short on time!

    In 1883, Barney Kroger spent his life savings of $372 on a stand-alone grocery store at 66 Pearl Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. His motto was modest: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.” Fast forward to the present, the Kroger Company remains particular about how their customers and community are served, the way they innovate, and who they employ.

    Kroger is the United States’ largest grocer with almost 2,800 stores across 35 states which you may know by 28 different names. Today’s business practices are founded in Barney Kroger’s initial efforts to serve customers with fresh food, low prices, and innovation—rudiments that remain at the core of the Kroger mission today.

    The Schultz Brothers Company was founded in 1911 and became “Schultz Brothers Company Wholesale Grocers” by 1920. The Company joined a franchise agreement in 1949, allowing them to operate as Piggly Wiggly in southern and eastern Wisconsin. The original Piggly Wiggly franchisers started in Sturgeon Bay, Manitowoc, Green Bay, and Kaukauna.

    The Company purchased the Sav-O Corporation (a company involved in the trading stamp business) in 1962. to create “Schultz Sav-O Stores, Inc.” The merger led to the successful innovation of a highly complex electronic marketing/customer relationship program. The Piggly Wiggly Preferred Club Card marketing program was launched in 1995, followed by the Pig Points gas discount program in 2006. While Clarence Saunders’ reasoning for the name “Piggly Wiggly” remains unknown, the Company’s intricate marketing strategy and efficient business approach (known as “The Program”) has steered the business to success. Learn more about The Pig’s exclusive savings, recipes, and employment opportunities.

    Paul Skogen attained several small stores from 1946 to 1976. Paul’s sons, Dave, Gary, Tom, and Dave’s wife, Barb, took over business operations. The four recognized changing consumer trends and agreed to change the store’s design. These changes led to the first Festival Foods store, which opened on June 29, 1990, in Onalaska.

    Festival Foods has been “positively impacting communities” and “providing an exceptional experience” for over 70 years. Customers aren’t just consumers; they are Festival Foods’ “guests.” As a family company, the staff strives to deliver “personal attention and support” to each patron. The store’s simple motto, “Will it bring the customer back?” has helped it exceed expectations since its start 32 years ago.

    Founded in 1897, Gordon Food Service Store has provided “the excellence, expertise, and quality products” consumers need to create positive food practices and experiences. Gordon Food Service has become North America’s leading family-run food distribution company. By staying true to their business approach from 125 years ago — “being passionately committed to the people we serve” – Gordon Food Service has been able to deliver on their intentions to give excellent service inside and outside the store. Learn more about their rewards program, home and business ordering, and career opportunities.

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