Profile: Supervalu Inc (SVU.N)
5 Feb 2016
SUPERVALU INC. (SUPERVALU), incorporated on December 28, 1925, is a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. The Company leverages its distribution operations by providing wholesale distribution and logistics service solutions to independent retail customers and Save-A-Lot licensees, as well as wholesale distribution to the Company's Retail Food and Save-A-Lot stores. The Company manages its business through three segments: Independent Business, Save-A-Lot and Retail Food.
The Company offers a range of advertised brand name and private-label products, primarily including grocery (both perishable and nonperishable), general merchandise and home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, which are sold through Company-operated and licensed Retail Food and Save-A-Lot stores to shoppers and through its Independent Business segment to independent retail customers. The Company's Private-label products include Culinary Circle, Java Delight and Stockman & Dakota; organic brand Wild Harvest, Essential Everyday, EQUALINE, Arctic Shores Seafood Company, Baby Basics, Carlita, Farm Stand, Stone Ridge Creamery, Super Chill, Shopper's Value. Additionally, Save-A-Lot's private label products include Coburn Farms, Fairgrounds, Ginger Evans, J. Higgs and Wylwood.
The Company's Independent Business segment provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retailers and is a grocery wholesaler in the United States. The Company's Independent Business is organized and operated by its management through two geographic regions: East and West. The Company's Independent Business network spans 41 states and serves as primary grocery supplier to approximately 1,825 stores of independent retail customers, in addition to the Company's own stores, as well as serving as secondary grocery supplier to approximately 208 stores of independent retail customers, as of February 28, 2015. The Company's independent retail customers include single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional chains and the military.
The Company has established a network of distribution centers utilizing a multi-tiered logistics system. The network includes facilities that carry slow turn or fast turn groceries, perishables, general merchandise and home, health and beauty care products. The network comprises 17 distribution facilities, nine of which supply the Company's own stores in addition to stores of independent retail customers, as of February 28, 2015. In addition, the Company provides services, such as sourcing, payment services, advertising and invoicing. The Company offers independent retail customers a range of food and non-food products, including national and regional brands, and the Company's own lines of private label products. It also provides certain facilitative services under programs established by the Company. Under these programs, vendors provide products and services directly to the Company's independent retail customers. These services include sourcing, payment services and invoicing. In addition, the Company provides services to independent retail customers, which include advertising, accounting and retail pricing services.
Save-A-Lot is the hard discount grocery retailer in the United States. Save-A-Lot provides a specific, selected assortment of high volume, appropriately sized and low priced items. A typical Save-A-Lot store is approximately 16,000 square feet in size and carries approximately 3,000 core and non-perishable stock-keeping units (SKUs). Most Save-A-Lot stores are located in the southern and eastern geography of the United States. Stores are located in rural and suburban areas, as well as urban areas.
The Company conducts its Save-A-Lot operations through a total of 1,334 stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 903 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 431 Company-operated stores, as of February 28, 2015. The Company's Save-A-Lot network spans 38 states and is the primary grocery supplier to its licensed stores. Save-A-Lot's 17 distribution centers provide wholesale distribution to the Company's own stores and licensed Save-A-Lot stores. Distribution to stores is made from the Company's distribution centers by Company-owned trucks, third-party independent trucking companies or customer-owned trucks.
SUPERVALU conducts its Retail Food operations through a total of 194 stores primarily organized under five regionally-based retail banners of Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher's, plus two Rainbow stores, as of February 28, 2015. Retail Food stores provide an range of grocery offering and, depending on size, a range of additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, including national and regional brands, and the Company's own private label products. A Retail Food store carries approximately 14,000 to 21,000 core SKUs, depending on the retail banner, and ranges in size from approximately 40,000 to 60,000 square feet, again varying by banner. The Company's Retail Food operations are supplied by one distribution center and nine distribution centers that are part of the Independent Business segment providing wholesale distribution to both the Company's own stores and stores of independent retail customers.
The Company's 49 wholly and partially owned Cub Foods stores and two Rainbow stores operate primarily in the Minneapolis / St. Paul market; the Company's 54 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores operate in the Washington D.C. / Baltimore market; the Company's 42 Shop 'n Save stores operate in the St. Louis market; the Company's 41 Farm Fresh stores operate in the Virginia Beach, Virginia market, and the Company's six Hornbacher's stores operate in the Fargo, North Dakota market, as of February 28, 2015. In addition, the Company franchises 31 Cub Foods stores, primarily in the Minneapolis / St. Paul market.
11840 Valley View Rd
EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55344-3643