Progressive Grocer

SEP 2016

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Bottom, left to right: general manager Henry Aver, owner Magdy Taha, shift manager Sheena W. Barrett, and produce manager Antonio Feliciano 2 ISSUE 2, VOL. 5 Advertorial WWW.SAVE-A-LOT.COM/OWN A RENAISSANCE MAN TURNS TO SAVE-A-LOT Bottom, left to right: general manager Henry Aver, owner Magdy Taha, shift manager Sheena W. Barrett, and produce manager Antonio Feliciano Save-A-Lot owner Magdy Taha, a computer engineer by training, has enjoyed a varied professional career so far. And speaking as a man of the (business) world, Taha says he considers the Save-A-Lot model a winner. "Save-A-Lot is perfect for the [post-recession] economic situation we have. It is perfect for our clientele," says Taha, who is also president of Greenville, N.C.-based Mack's Food LLC, owner of Mack's Furniture Warehouse and a commercial property developer. "People are much more careful with their money now. They have to be very wise about what they buy." Shopping center support Taha built his Save-A-Lot store from the ground up in 2015 to anchor a shopping center developed by his company, Taha's Properties. The center's other tenants are a laundromat and a phone company store, and Taha is working on plans to bring in a fast-food restaurant and an urgent care center in the future. "Having the Save-A-Lot is a big incentive for other businesses to locate Save-A-Lot Store Snapshot OPERATOR: Magdy Taha NUMBER OF STORES: 1 LOCATION: Greenville, N.C. FIRST STORE OPENING: 2015 Greenville Top, left to right: meat department manager James Andrews, meat department assistant manager Leonidas Herrarte, and owner Magdy Taha Top, left to right: meat department manager James Andrews, meat department assistant manager Leonidas Herrarte, and owner Magdy Taha

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