Tim and Jennifer Christer, owners of Hometown Food Center in Pana, have announced that after operating their store for the past 10 years as a conventional grocery store, they will convert their operation to a Save-A-Lot store in the next 30 days. Christer told Regional Radio News that there will be a difference between how his store has operated, and how it will operate as a Save-A-Lot.
Christer says the Save-A-Lot concept enables customers to save up to 40-percent on their food bill every day.
The Save-A-Lot chain is one of the fastest growing grocery chain in the United States according to Christer.
Christer says Sunday, April 22 will be the last day his store will operate as Hometown Food Center, with a target date for the opening of the new Pana Save-A-Lot being May 23rd.
Hometown Food Center is located just south of Pana's downtown business district.