Discount grocery stores
Thrifty grocery shoppers head to smaller Save-A-Lot, Aldi
Discount grocery stores are all the rage these days, writes USA Today. And no wonder -- cheap prices on lesser-known brands appeal to recession-weary shoppers. If you haven't joined the coupon craze, these low-priced outlets may be a good alternative.
"Tough economic times are driving more shoppers to compact grocery stores that offer fewer name-brand products but bigger savings than conventional supermarkets, food retailing analysts say.
Across the USA, limited-assortment grocers, including Aldi, Grocery Outlet and Save-A-Lot, are "very aggressively expanding," said Jim Hertel, managing partner at the Illinois-based Willard Bishop food retailing consultancy..."