SUPERVALU INC. operates as a grocery wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. Segments The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot, and Retail. Wholesale This segment primarily provides wholesale distribution of products to independently-owned retail stores and other customers (collectively referred to as ‘independent retail customers’) and is the major grocery wholesaler in the United States. This segment is organized and operated by its management through two geographic regions, East and West. The company’s Wholesale network spans 40 states and serves as primary grocery supplier to approximately 1,796 stores of independent retail customers, in addition to the company’s own Retail stores, as well as serving as secondary grocery supplier to approximately 232 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 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 includes 18 distribution facilities, 10 of which supply the company’s own Retail stores in addition to stores of independent retail customers. The company offers independent retail customers various 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 could 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 more. These services continue to be augmented with new offerings, such as digital couponing, data mining and point-of-sale system solutions. Save-A-Lot This segment operates as a major hard discount grocery retailer by store count in the United States. The company conducts its Save-A-Lot operations through a total of 1,360 stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 897 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and 463 company-operated stores. The company's Save-A-Lot network spans 37 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. Licensee operators are obligated to purchase their inventory from the company. Save-A-Lot's 17 distribution centers provide distribution to the company’s own stores and licensed Save-A-Lot stores. Distribution sales to Save-A-Lot corporate-operated stores are eliminated within the Save-A-Lot segment. Retail This segment’s operations are conducted through a total of 200 stores primarily organized under 5 regionally-based retail banners of Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher’s, plus 2 Rainbow and 2 County Market stores. Retail stores provide a grocery offering, and depending on size, various additional products, including general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, including national and regional brands, as well as the company’s own private label products. A typical Retail store carries approximately 14,000 to 21,000 core stock-keeping units, 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 one distribution center and 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 51 wholly and majority owned Cub Foods stores and 2
supervalu inc (SVU:New York)
11840 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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