so Costo and Walmart have a new strategy to build 1000 stores in the worst neighborhoods across USA..... I don't think so, nobody wants to go into the hood, SAV A LOT is already there. SVU has shed the really bad stores and the new team will continue to right the ship, of course private equity could come take them out now for a huge gain.
Easy to say than done. SVU barely can get a loan and has no money for growth while all stores are in bad shape and they getting worse. Pension payments, repairs and many other problems are killing SVU. The new deal removed most of real estates and real assets and remaining part will not generate any growth.