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January 20, 2011

Save-A-Lot announced that it will break ground for a new 325,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Lexington, N.C.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Save-A-Lot announced that it will break ground for a new 325,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Lexington, N.C.

January 19, 2011

During the Super Bowl, football fans look forward to guilt-free snacking and will fumble on healthy eating goals for the day, according to the 2011 "Supervalu Snack Down Survey" by Harris Interactive.

MINNEAPOLIS — During the Super Bowl, football fans look forward to guilt-free snacking and will fumble on healthy eating goals for the day, according to the 2011 "Supervalu Snack Down Survey" by Harris Interactive.

January 14, 2011

If only it were as easy as a voice in our heads screaming “Recalculating!” when we've taken that turn down the candy or chip aisle in the grocery store, then maybe diabetes and obesity wouldn’t quite be the epidemics that they are. Supervalu’s nutrition iQ comes about as close to an actual dietary GPS as you can get without affixing a Garmin to the shopping cart handle, and it’s a program that elevates the overall shopping experience to boot.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — If only it were as easy as a voice in our heads screaming “Recalculating!” when we've taken that turn down the candy or chip aisle in the grocery store, then maybe diabetes and obesity wouldn’t quite be the epidemics that they are. Supervalu’s nutrition iQ comes about as close to an actual dietary GPS as you can get without affixing a Garmin to the shopping cart handle, and it’s a program that elevates the overall shopping experience to boot.

January 13, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "Nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

January 11, 2011

There were three takeaways to come out of Supervalu’s third-quarter analyst call Tuesday morning: The deep discount banner Save-A-Lot will be the most significant catalyst for growth going forward; Supervalu aggressively is addressing pricing issues that have had consumers who are more accustomed to the “hi” in the grocer’s "hi-lo" pricing strategy shopping elsewhere; and while traditional Supervalu banners Acme, Shaw’s and even Jewel-Osco do not have a “For Sale” sign on their respective front lawns, at least not yet, they can be had for the right price.

MINNEAPOLIS — There were three takeaways to come out of Supervalu’s third-quarter analyst call Tuesday morning: The deep discount banner Save-A-Lot will be the most significant catalyst for growth going forward; Supervalu aggressively is addressing pricing issues that have had consumers who are more accustomed to the “hi” in the grocer’s "hi-lo" pricing strategy shopping elsewhere; and while traditional Supervalu banners Acme, Shaw’s and even Jewel-Osco do not have a “For Sale” sign on their respective front lawns, at least

January 7, 2011

Supervalu on Friday named Janel Haugarth, 55, EVP merchandising and logistics.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Friday named Janel Haugarth, 55, EVP merchandising and logistics.

“Steve Jungmann, who had held the position of EVP merchandising, will leave the company effective immediately,” Supervalu stated.

January 6, 2011

Shaw’s Supermarkets, a Supervalu banner, on Wednesday announced five store closures in the coming week — three in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island — according to published reports.

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw’s Supermarkets, a Supervalu banner, on Wednesday announced five store closures in the coming week — three in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island — according to published reports.

Shaw’s currently operates 174 stores in New England.

January 5, 2011

BOULDER, Colo. — Now 10 years operating its unique footprint in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has been revving its growth engine lately. Pharmaca is targeting three new store openings in 2011, and between three and six new stores each year through 2015 — a pace that would put the chain at 44 locations in time for its 15th anniversary. “We will be expanding outside of the states in which we currently operate in the future,” said Mark Panzer, Pharmaca president and CEO.


December 21, 2010

Supervalu is having difficulty divesting its New-England-based Shaw’s chain for more than $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, and the Minnesota grocery conglomerate may be ready to take down its "for sale" sign.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu is having difficulty divesting its New-England-based Shaw’s chain for more than $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, and the Minnesota grocery conglomerate may be ready to take down its "for sale" sign.

According to the report, Shaw’s has been on the block for several months with no takers. Many bids from private-equity firms actually came in below the asking price.

December 16, 2010

A supermarket chain, part of the Supervalu family of grocery stores, teamed up with the charitable arm of a professional football team to donate funds to end hunger in the area.

FOXBOROUGH and WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A supermarket chain, part of the Supervalu family of grocery stores, teamed up with the charitable arm of a professional football team to donate funds to end hunger in the area.

December 10, 2010

Supervalu on Thursday named Sherry Smith EVP and CFO. Smith, 49, had been the company’s interim CFO. She immediately assumes her new role and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday named Sherry Smith EVP and CFO. Smith, 49, had been the company’s interim CFO. She immediately assumes her new role and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president.

December 9, 2010

Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement for the sale of Total Logistic Control to Ryder Integrated Logistics.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement for the sale of Total Logistic Control — a wholly owned subsidiary that provides logistics and supply chain management solutions to manage distribution, warehousing and transportation operations for food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies — to Ryder Integrated Logistics.

Subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the sale is expected to close Dec. 31.

December 7, 2010

Albertsons, which is owned by Supervalu, recently announced that two of its stores located in California reached “zero waste” classification in their daily operations.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Albertsons, which is owned by Supervalu, recently announced that two of its stores located in California reached “zero waste” classification in their daily operations.

November 17, 2010

Food is the most important aspect of the holiday season and unites families, according to...

MINNEAPOLIS — Food is the most important aspect of the holiday season and unites families, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for retail giant Supervalu.

November 17, 2010

A 20-year veteran at Supervalu will become a senior counselor outside of the company for...

MINNEAPOLIS — A 20-year veteran at Supervalu will become a senior counselor outside of the company for one year.

David Boehnen, who as EVP was responsible for legal, business development, real estate and store development, as well as government affairs, will leave his post at the retailer but will serve as a senior counselor for Supervalu president and CEO Craig Herkert for one year.

The change is effective Dec. 15.

 

November 3, 2010

A Supervalu subsidiary is getting into the holiday spirit with a new campaign that gives...

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Supervalu subsidiary is getting into the holiday spirit with a new campaign that gives back to the communities it serves.

Through its Giving Thanks holiday program, Cub Foods will sell $1, $5 and $10 “Giving Thanks” coupons. With the funds raised, the supermarket chain will donate gift cards to local food banks or agencies in time to provide a Thanksgiving or holiday meal to families.

October 28, 2010

There are many pharmacy retailers hooking their diabetes-related initiatives into the awareness generated by American...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT There are many pharmacy retailers hooking their diabetes-related initiatives into the awareness generated by American Diabetes Month, but judging by a new study recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it may be time for healthcare professionals to begin piecing together initiatives that will help maintain that heightened awareness over the course of an entire year.

October 28, 2010

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

October 27, 2010

Supervalu on Thursday announced the launch of a comprehensive, whole-store health-and-wellness program called “living healthy...

MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu on Thursday announced the launch of a comprehensive, whole-store health-and-wellness program called “living healthy with my diabetes.”

 

The program offers a variety of resources to make life easier for customers living with diabetes, including educational materials, health screening tests, group and individual diabetes education and training programs, medication management consultations, nutrition information, dietary tools, products and other services.

 

 

October 25, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which operates 28 stores in Miami, has bolstered its management team with...

October 24, 2010

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

October 20, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the importance of pharmacy-patient interaction at this...

WASHINGTON The National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the importance of pharmacy-patient interaction at this year's Senate Health Fair, held last week in Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2010

A labor dispute at one of its banner stores, employee-related costs and an impairment charge...

October 17, 2010

Supervalu on Monday announced its acquisition of six Rinderer’s Drug Stores here, three of which...

October 13, 2010

Supervalu subsidiary and hard-discount grocery retailer Save-A-Lot will open a new distribution center in North...