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Encyclopedia > Supervalu (United States)
Supervalu Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: SVU)
Founded 1870 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Headquarters Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Key people Jeff Noddle, Chairman & CEO
Mike Jackson, President & COO
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Products Grocery stores, pharmacies, food
Employees 200,000
Slogan Tradition, excellence and future promise.
Website www.supervalu.com

Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) is a United States grocery retailer and distributor. The corporation is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been in business for over a century. It is the third-largest food retailing company in the United States. Image File history File links Supervalu_logo. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by relatively few individuals. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Location Location in Hennepin County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Minnesota Hennepin County founded incorporated 1858 1960s Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens Geographical characteristics Area     City 91. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... Location Location in Hennepin County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Minnesota Hennepin County founded incorporated 1858 1960s Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens Geographical characteristics Area     City 91. ...


As of June 2, 2006, Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons, Inc. and 1,124 of its stores have been sold to Supervalu. The sale was approved by the shareholders of both Supervalu and Albertsons on May 30, 2006. [1] June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Population    - City (2006) 211,830  - Metro 624,000 Time zone... A typical Albertsons store. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

In 1870, Hugh G. Harrison provided the money for B.S. Bull and Company, a dry goods wholesaler serving Minneapolis, Minnesota. Though B.S. Bull and Company was short lived, its founders went on to create similar company. In 1926, Hugh G. Harrison formed Winston and Newell Company which went on to be Supervalu Inc. 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Acquisitions

In 1971, the discount department store chain ShopKo was acquired by Supervalu Inc. and was sold off in 1991. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... ShopKo Stores, Inc. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1980, the company acquires Minnesota-based Cub Foods, which operates five stores in the Twin Cities area. As of 2004, Cub was operating more than 100 stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Supervalu Inc. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


In the next few years, Supervalu acquired stores such as Scott's Food & Pharmacy in 1991, Shop 'n Save and Save-A-Lot in 1992, and bigg's in 1994. Supervalu Inc. ... Supervalu Inc. ... Save-A-Lot is a grocery store chain that is the thirteenth-largest retail chain and sixth-largest chain under a single banner with more than one thousand stores in the United States and $4 billion in sales. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Supervalu Inc. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In 1999, Supervalu acquired Richfood Holdings for 1.5 billion dollars, adding a mid-atlantic distribution presence and stores including Farm Fresh, Shoppers' Food Warehouse, and Metro. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


On January 23, 2006, Supervalu announced that it, along with a collection of investors including CVS Corporation, Kimco Realty, and Cerberus Group had agreed to acquire Albertsons Inc. for 9.7 billion dollars. The acquisition was completed on June 2, 2006. January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical CVS/pharmacy in Eagan, Minnesota CVS Corporation, NYSE: CVS is a pharmacy and convenience store chain in the United States. ... Cerberus Capital Management LP is large privately owned hedge fund. ... A typical Albertsons store. ...


Supervalu acquired over 1100 stores in the deal including:

  • Acme (134 locations)
  • Acme Express, Jewel Express, and Albertsons Express (107 fuel centers)
  • Albertsons (564 locations)
  • Bristol Farms (11 locations)
  • Jewel and Jewel-Osco (198 locations)
  • Lazy Acres (1 location)
  • Max Foods (3 locations) (Later rebranded Lucky)
  • Osco Pharmacy and Sav-on Pharmacy (906 pharmacies)
  • Save-A-Lot (2 stores franchised by Shaw's)
  • Shaw's (188 locations)
  • Star Market (20 locations)

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Overview

Today, Supervalu operates 2,505 food and food/drug combination stores, 878 in-store pharmacies, 117 fuel centers and serves as primary distributor to an additional 2,200 stores.


Supervalu also supplies a network of independent retailers (often found in smaller cities) that sometimes use the Supervalu name. However, these stores are not owned by the company. Supervalu also franchises the Cub Foods and Save-A-Lot brand to independent retailers.


As a supplier to IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) supermarkets, Supervalu necessarily has formed close relationships with these family-owned grocery businesses, some of which have had relationships with the corporation for over two or three generations. But Wal-Mart's newly arrived grocery competition to these stores also affects Supervalu, Inc. In addition, Supervalu is selling its Shop 'n Save stores in the Pittsburgh market as a result of being unable to compete with Wal-Mart and fast-growing local chain Giant Eagle. Most will be sold to independent owners, and continue to operate under the Shop 'n Save banner. Supervalu will continue to supply all area FoodLand, Save-A-Lot and the independent Shop 'n Save locations of western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Giant Eagle, Inc. ... FoodLand is the name of at least two American supermarket [[chain]s. ... Save-A-Lot is a grocery store chain that is the thirteenth-largest retail chain and sixth-largest chain under a single banner with more than one thousand stores in the United States and $4 billion in sales. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


Supervalu enjoys economies of scale when dealing with the well-known national food firms like Kraft Foods, General Foods, General Mills, the beer manufacturers, meat suppliers, produce suppliers and dairy suppliers, as well as the health and beauty product suppliers, by purchasing in bulk and then distributing the goods by Direct Store Delivery from its distribution centers, which are located nationwide. Kraft Foods Inc. ... General Foods, formerly shorthand for the General Foods Corporation, is now a brand of Kraft Foods. ... General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest [1] and most popular [2] alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion litres (35 billion gallons) per year. ... Flesh redirects here. ... Produce on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain. ... Dairy farm near Oxford, New York A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk (mostly from cows, sometimes from buffalo, sheep or goats) and other farm animals, for human consumption. ... A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building with refrigeration or air conditioning which is stocked with products to be re-distributed to retailers or wholesalers. ...


The ethnic foods market is an emerging sector and remains a challenge for this business, as well as the natural and organic foods sector, as there are no clear market leaders for the corporation to deal with in these sectors. It remains to be seen whether Supervalu's tradition of dealing with small grocery businesses can be extended to these emerging markets. An organically-grown apple. ...


Supervalu private-label brands include Flavorite, Shoppers Value, HomeBest, and Richfood. Supervalu Inc. ...


Supervalu also owns two third-party logistics firms, Advantage Logistics and Total Logistic Control. In 2005, Supervalu launched a specialty produce company, W. Newell & Company which is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. TLC provides end-to-end supply chain solutions. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ...


Marketshare

Supervalu has a leading marketshare position in several markets where it has operations.


First:

  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (Acme)
  • Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN (Cub Foods)
  • Fargo, ND (Hornbacher's)
  • Chicago, IL (Jewel, Jewel-Osco)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (Scott's)
  • Billings, MT (Albertsons)
  • Nampa/Boise, ID (Albertsons)
  • Las Vegas, NV (Albertsons)
  • Orange County, CA (Albertsons, Bristol Farms)

Second:

  • Cincinnati, OH (bigg's)
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Fresh)
  • Boston, MA-NH (Shaw's and Star Market)
  • Spokane, WA (Albertsons)
  • Salt Lake City/Ogden, UT (Albertsons)
  • St. Louis, MO (Shop 'n Save)
  • Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (Albertsons)
  • San Diego, CA (Albertsons)
  • Ventura, CA (Albertsons, Bristol Farms)

Third:

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett/Tacoma, WA (Albertsons)
  • Washington, D.C./Baltimore, MD (Shoppers)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (Albertsons, Bristol Farms)

Chains

The company operates under multiple retail banners, or chains:

  • Acme 134 locations (Philadelphia, DE, Northern MD, NJ, Eastern PA)
  • Acme Express, Jewel Express, and Albertsons Express 117 fuel centers (Nationwide)
  • Albertsons 564 locations (Southern CA, ID, MT, ND, Southern NV (and Elko), OR, UT, WA, Jackson and Rock Springs, WY)
  • bigg's 13 locations (Cincinnati, Clarksville, IN and Northern Kentucky)
  • Bristol Farms 11 locations (Southern California)
  • Cub Foods 83 locations of which 31 are franchised (Minneapolis-St. Paul, IA, MN and WI.)
  • Farm Fresh 40 locations (Hampton Roads and Richmond-Petersburg, VA)
  • Hornbacher's 6 locations (Fargo-Moorhead, ND/MN)
  • Jewel and Jewel-Osco 198 locations (Chicagoland, Milwaukee, Central and Western IL, Eastern IA, Northwestern IN and Southeastern WI)
  • Lazy Acres 1 location (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Lucky 5 locations (Las Vegas and Southern California)
  • Osco Pharmacy and Sav-on Pharmacy 722 pharmacies (Nationwide)
  • Save-A-Lot 1292 locations of which 860 are franchised (Nationwide)
  • Scott's Food & Pharmacy 18 locations (Ft. Wayne and Northeastern IN)
  • Shaw's 188 locations (Boston area, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Shop 'n Save 48 locations (Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Southern IL and Springfield, IL)
  • Shoppers Food & Pharmacy 62 locations (Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern VA)
  • Star Market 20 locations (Boston, MA-area)
  • Sunflower Market 4 locations (Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago)
  • Supervalu Pharmacies 109 pharmacies (Nationwide)

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History: SUPERVALU (1051 words)
SUPERVALU now handles 15 percent of the nation's food distribution business and completes the opening or acquisition of 73 stores including locations for Cub Foods, Scott's Foods, Shop 'n Save in both Pittsburgh and St. Louis and Save-A-Lot.
SUPERVALU acquires Total Logistic Control (TLC), a third-party logistics (3PL) company offering companies with large-scale logistics challenges the ability to outsource their supply chain management.
SUPERVALU also launches W. Newell and Co., a specialty produce distribution company combining SUPERVALU's long-standing heritage in produce, extensive knowledge of produce retailing, and market-leading position in food distribution to provide unsurpassed variety of the freshest produce with unmatched customer service.
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