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US: Supervalu shares jump despite FY losses

23 Apr 2009

Shares in US supermarket group Supervalu rose 11.2% in morning trade today (23 April) after the group posted lower than expected losses.

Sound bites – The year ahead for US food retailers

6 Feb 2009

Three top food analysts give just-food their predictions for the US food retail sector in 2009.

UPDATE: US: Supervalu defends nutrition labels

14 Jan 2009

Supervalu, the US grocer, has defended its plans to introduce its own labelling scheme, a programme the company believes will encourage consumers to buy healthier food.

US: Supervalu drops earnings forecast

14 Oct 2008

US grocer Supervalu today (14 October) posted a drop in earnings for the second quarter and cut its earnings forecast for the year, as consumers continue to be pressured by inflation and the economy.

US: Supervalu launches premium own-brand range

3 Sep 2008

US grocer Supervalu has launched a "premium" own-brand range called Culinary Circle.

US: Winn-Dixie names store development execs

21 Jul 2008

US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has hired former Albertsons executive Dan Tobin to head up its store development team.

US: Publix to buy 49 Albertsons stores

10 Jun 2008

Publix Super Markets intends to buy 49 Florida stores from Albertsons LLC, the company announced yesterday (9 June).

US: Supervalu launches own-brand organic range

9 Apr 2008

US supermarket group Supervalu has announced the launch its new Wild Harvest own brand organic and natural brand.

US: Supervalu issues earnings guidance

3 Mar 2008

Supervalu, the US grocer, has published underlying earnings guidance for its 2008 fiscal year.

US: Rising Q3 profits for Supervalu

8 Jan 2008

US retailer Supervalu has announced a higher quarterly profit of $141m today (8 January), an increase of 25% on the year, helped by lower employee-related costs and other expenses.

US: Save Mart COO retires, for second time

4 Jan 2008

Bob Spengler, president and COO of Save Mart Supermarkets, has announced his retirement from the company.

US: Supervalu to buy Wyoming stores

19 Dec 2007

US grocer Supervalu is to buy eight stores in Wyoming from Albertsons, the company has announced.

US: Supervalu restructures retail management

23 Oct 2007

Supervalu has appointed Sue Klug president of its Southern California division. Klug was previously senior vice president, sales and marketing for the company’s Retail West region.

US: Albertsons in botulism product recall

3 Aug 2007

US retailer Albertsons is recalling all 14.5oz cans of its own-label French-style beans due to fears they may contain bacteria linked to botulism food poisoning.

US: Albertsons weighs in to boost Supervalu earnings

24 Jul 2007

Supervalu claimed today (24 July) that it had completed its first year as a “retail powerhouse” after posting double-digit earnings growth for its first quarter.

US: Grocers set to claim deal in California contract talks

23 Jul 2007

US supermarket giants Safeway, Kroger Co. and Supervalu have a claimed a boost in contract talks with workers in southern California.

US: High turnout in California strike vote

25 Jun 2007

Union leaders have reported a high turnout in the vote held on Sunday by grocery workers on whether to take strike action.

US: Supervalu names executive vice president

25 May 2007

US retail group Supervalu has promoted Pete Van Helden to the position of executive vice president and president, Retail West.

US: Albertsons closes more Texas stores - report

30 Jan 2007

US retailer Albertsons is reported to be closing six more stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, meaning a total of 11 shuttered stores in Texas, according to local reports.

US: Supervalu Q3 profit lifts 51% on acquisition

9 Jan 2007

Supervalu, the third-largest US supermarket chain, said today (9 January) that its third quarter earnings increased by almost 51% on the back of its Albertsons acquisition.

US: Save Mart buys Albertson’s North California stores

28 Nov 2006

US retailer Albertson's has announced that it has sold its Northern California division to Save Mart Supermarkets for an undisclosed sum. The company said it expected the deal to be completed in early-2007.

US: Allen Canning acquires Birds Eye non-branded businesses

28 Nov 2006

Birds Eye has reached an agreement with the family owned Arkansas-based Allan Canning Company, that will see Allen Canning acquire substantially all of Bird’s Eye’s non-branded frozen vegetable business.

US: Supervalu plans sale of US$500m senior notes

23 Oct 2006

US supermarket chain Supervalu said today (23 October) it plans to periodically sell up to US$500m in senior notes, due 2014.

US: Ross Stores acquirers Albertsons outlets

12 Oct 2006

Ross Stores will acquire 46 former Albertsons outlets in six states as part of its ambitious expansion plans next year, the company said.

US: In-store marketing metric devised

28 Sep 2006

The In-Store Metrics Consortium, a collaboration of manufacturers and retailers led by the In-Store Marketing Institute, has devised a formula to measure the effectiveness of in-store marketing.

New metric takes in-store marketing to a new level

28 Sep 2006

Retailers work hard to attract shoppers to their stores, but how well does marketing work once they are through the door? Tracking consumer behaviour inside supermarkets is vital if retailers and manufacturers are to exploit the full potential of their merchandising programmes. Katy Humphries & Catherine Sleep report on a new formula that gauges the effectiveness of in-store marketing.

US: Dean Foods ice cream recalled

13 Sep 2006

The California-based Dean Foods Company announced yesterday (12 September) that Albertsons brand rocky road and chocolate ice creams are being recalled because they may contain unlabelled almonds.

US: Yucaipa interested in Supervalu buy

11 Aug 2006

Los Angeles-based private equity firm Yucaipa has set its sites on acquiring US$680m worth of shares in US supermarket chain Supervalu, the company said.

US: Albertsons to close 25 stores

27 Jul 2006

Albertsons Llc has announced that it intends to close 25 Albertsons stores.

US: Supervalu sees sales fall in Q1

27 Jul 2006

US retailer Supervalu posted a slight net sales decrease to US$5.8bn in the 2007 first quarter.

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