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Profile: Supervalu Inc (SVU.N)

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SUPERVALU INC., 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 licensee customers, as well as wholesale distribution to the Company's Retail and Save-A-Lot corporate stores. The Company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot and Retail.

The Company offers a range of advertised brand name and private-label products, 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 and Save-A-Lot stores to shoppers and through its Wholesale segment to independent retail customers. The Company's private-label products include Culinary Circle, Stockman & Dakota, Wild Harvest, Essential Everyday, EQUALINE, Arctic Shores Seafood Company, Baby Basics, Farm Stand, Stone Ridge Creamery, Super Chill and Shopper's Value. Additionally, Save-A-Lot's private label products include Coburn Farms, Fairgrounds, Ginger Evans, J. Higgs, Wylwood, Tio Santi and America's Choice.


The Wholesale segment provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retail customers. The Wholesale segment is organized and operated through the East and West geographic regions. The Company's Wholesale network spans approximately 40 states and serves as a primary grocery supplier to approximately 1,800 stores of independent retail customers, in addition to the Company's own Retail stores, as well as serving as a secondary grocery supplier to approximately 230 stores of independent retail customers. 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 consists of over 20 distribution facilities, approximately 10 of which supply the Company's own Retail stores in addition to stores of independent retail customers. Deliveries to retail stores are made from the Company's distribution centers by Company-owned trucks, third-party independent trucking companies or customer-owned trucks.

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. The Company has also developed a line of professional services through which independent retail customers can access solutions. These professional and facilitative services include pass-through programs in which vendors provide services directly to independent retail customers, as well as services and solutions developed and scaled by the Company. Services offered by the Company include advertising, accounting, retail pricing and others.


Save-A-Lot is a hard discount grocery retailer in the United States. A Save-A-Lot corporate store is approximately 17,000 gross square feet in size (with approximately 11,000 square feet of retail selling space on average) and carries approximately 3,000 core stock-keeping units (SKUs). The Company conducts its Save-A-Lot operations through approximately 1,360 stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including over 900 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and approximately 460 Company-operated stores.

The Save-A-Lot network spans over 40 states, along with the Caribbean and Central America, and is the primary grocery supplier to its licensed stores. The Company's licensees operate under the Save-A-Lot name and are provided access to Save-A-Lot's private-label brands, store programs, operating standards and supervisory support. Save-A-Lot's approximately 20 distribution centers provide distribution to the Company's own stores and licensed Save-A-Lot stores.


The Company conducts its Retail operations through over 200 stores primarily organized under five regionally-based retail banners of Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher's, and Rainbow and County Market stores. Retail stores provide a range of grocery and 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 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 operations are supplied by approximately one distribution center and over nine distribution centers that are part of the Wholesale segment, providing wholesale distribution to both the Company's own stores and stores of independent retail customers. The Company's Cub Foods stores and Rainbow stores operate primarily in the Minneapolis / St. Paul market. The Company's Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores operate in the Washington D.C./Baltimore market. The Company's Shop 'n Save stores operate in the St. Louis market. Its Farm Fresh stores operate in the Virginia Beach, Virginia market. The Company's Hornbacher's stores operate primarily in the Fargo, North Dakota market, and its County Market stores operate in the Seattle market. In addition, the Company franchises approximately 30 Cub Foods stores in which the Company has no ownership interest or a minority ownership interest, primarily in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

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Supervalu Inc

11840 Valley View Rd
EDEN PRAIRIE   MN   55344-3643
P: +1952.8284000
F: +1302.6555049

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