Supervalu sells Bristol Farms division

MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu has sold 14 stores under the Bristol Farms banner, the retailer announced Friday.

The division was sold to a company formed through a partnership with the Bristol Farms management team and Endeavour Capital, an investment firm experienced in grocery and retail businesses. Under the terms of the sale, the stores will change ownership effective Friday, but will continue to operate under the Bristol Farms name, and the existing management and associate base will continue to serve customers without disruption.

“Supervalu continuously evaluates its operations to identify opportunities to strengthen its overall business and, when necessary, makes decisions that involve the sale of some locations,” said Brian Huff, Supervalu SVP specialty retail. “This move will ultimately allow Supervalu to operate more efficiently and effectively, and focus on improving the shopping experience throughout its entire network of owned and supplied stores.”