PICKAWAY – The Family owned North Carolina-based company rebranded the Save-a-Lot store located at U.S. 23 in Pickaway County, and became Just Save in 2019, now they are closing.
The company did a complete reset and changed the business model at this location to increase sales by simply selling groceries for 10% over their costs. The company says that this is a market strategy to combat other grocery store inflation.
“Every day of the week we run the same costs, then when you get to the register the 10% is added and out the door.”
Sadly the model seems to have not worked in the area, or it was simply location, according to the Circleville Management the store will close next month forever in this location. Other locations running under the Save a Lot of brands will remain open. The closest stores to Circleville are the Logan-Hocking store and the West Union.
The company called Saver group is a licensee of Save a Lot, Just Save is a secondary business. The representative said this is the only one of its kind in Ohio and only five total. It is unknown if the other four models of Just Save will remain open or not.