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Supervalu relaunches Culinary Circle own-label line in US

16 Nov 2015

US grocer Supervalu has given its Culinary Circle private-label line a "new brand positioning", changing the range's packaging and launching more products.

US: PE firm Cerberus "eyes more retail deals"

24 May 2013

Private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which earlier this year bought five food retail chains from Supervalu Inc, is said to be looking at more targets - including regional grocer Harris Teeter.

US: Supervalu CFO Smith to step down

3 Apr 2013

Supervalu Inc has said CFO Sherry Smith will leave the US retailer next month.

Comment: Organic growth priority for prudent Ahold

13 Feb 2013

Ahold's exit from its ICA retail venture in Scandinavia and the Baltics looks set to net the Dutch company a cool US$3.4bn - but do not expect the Albert Heijn and Giant Food owner to go on an acquisition spree.

US: Supervalu "talks with PE firm Cerberus continue"

3 Dec 2012

Takeover talks between private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and US retailer Supervalu Inc are reportedly continuing despite rumours discussions had stalled.

US: Supervalu to reduce Shaw's staff by 700

2 Nov 2012

Supervalu's New England grocery chain, Shaw, has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 700.

US: Supervalu losses up on charges

18 Oct 2012

Supervalu Inc has booked a jump in second-quarter losses, driven by charges related to the supermarket group's turnaround plan.

US: Ground beef recall extends to Safeway

26 Sep 2012

US retailer Safeway Inc has joined the recall of ground beef products supplied by XL Foods over fears that it could be contaminated with e-coli.

US: Supervalu recalls Albertsons ground beef on E. coli fears

25 Sep 2012

US retailer Supervalu Inc has recalled ground beef products supplied by XL Foods over fears that it could be contaminated with E. Coli.

US: Supervalu announces review after another poor quarter

12 Jul 2012

US retailer Supervalu Inc has kicked off a "strategic review" of its business, which could include a sale of the company, after another quarter of falling sales.

US: Supervalu expands Essential Everyday own label

14 Jun 2012

US retailer Supervalu Inc has announced plans to more than double the number of products offered under its Essential Everyday own label.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

11 Jun 2012

A short week on just-food after the long public holiday but it was packed with news. Disney banned "junk food" advertising, Carrefour neared the acquisition of Argentinian retailer Eki, meat giant JBS found itself under the scrutiny of Greenpeace - again - for its cattle sourcing in Brazil and, elsewhere the field of sustainability, Marks and Spencer said it had become "carbon neutral". We also looked at the problems at French meat processor Groupe Doux, which went into receivership last week, a move that could have wider implications across the country's agriculture sector. Click on the headlines for more.

US: Supervalu veteran Van Helden to leave retail giant

4 May 2012

Senior Supervalu Inc executive Pete Van Helden is to leave the US retailer after over 30 years with the business.

US: Supervalu shuffles Acme, Albertsons, Cub management

17 Apr 2012

US retailer Supervalu Inc is shuffling the management line-up of its Acme, Albertsons Southern California and Cub units.

US: Albertsons to shutter bulk of Florida stores

13 Apr 2012

US retailer Albertsons LLC is reportedly pulling almost entirely out of Florida, putting around 1,100 jobs at risk.

On the money: Supervalu CEO Herkert sees more "solid progress"

11 Apr 2012

Supervalu Inc chief executive Craig Herkert is expecting "another year of solid progress" at the US retailer as he pushes ahead with plans to revamp the business.

US: Supervalu to cut 800 jobs

7 Feb 2012

US retail chain Supervalu Inc is to reduce its workforce by around 800 staff in a bid to accelerate a turnaround of the business.

US: Moore to lead Supervalu marketing

25 Jan 2012

Supervalu Inc has moved Michael Moore, who joined the US retailer last year to help turn around the business, to the position of chief marketing officer.

US: California chains avoid strike with pay deal

20 Sep 2011

Retailers in southern California have avoided strike action at their stores after union officials and supermarket chiefs negotiated an agreement over contracts.

US: Former Wal-Mart exec Johnson takes Family Dollar food role

19 Sep 2011

Former Wal-Mart Stores executive Trey Johnson has joined US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a senior grocery role.

US: Strikes loom for Kroger, Safeway and Supervalu

16 Sep 2011

Workers at US retailers Kroger, Safeway Inc and Supervalu Inc could strike this weekend following a breakdown in talks over contracts.

US: A&P completes Superfresh auction

26 May 2011

US retailer A&P has said that it has completed the auction of 25 of its Superfresh outlets.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

6 May 2011

This week has been marked by some high profile acquisition plays with ConAgra Foods making its desire to acquire Ralcorp Holdings known and DuPont making its final offer for Danisco. Meanwhile, the UK recovered from the four-day hangover of the Royal Wedding and May bank holiday, a period, which retailer Morrisons said provided it with its two largest trading days of the year so far

Best bits: Tesco's Clarke prepares for scrutiny

18 Apr 2011

Tomorrow (19 April), Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke will sit down with analysts and - later - the media to discuss the retailer's financial performance over the last 12 months.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

15 Apr 2011

Flowers Foods, Supervalu Inc and Kraft Foods gave the top just-food headlines a distinctly American flavour this week. Flowers struck a deal to buy Tasty Baking, Supervalu, one of the largest grocers in the US, announced its annual results and Kraft said it was giving some of its smaller brands a marketing push. On this side of the pond, issues of reformulation and functional foods remained high on the industry's agenda. Click on on the headlines to find out more.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

15 Apr 2011

Innovation and reformulation seemed to be a common theme this week, with PepsiCo outlining concerns that it might meet their targets, while Baxters said people are getting increasingly confused about the information they are given. Meanwhile, Carrefour and Supervalu's latest batch of results recieved a mixed response. Here's the best of what was said this week:

US: Supervalu hit by asset impairment charges

14 Apr 2011

US grocer Supervalu today (14 April) recorded a loss for 2011 after it was hit by a series of asset impairment charges and the costs of store closures.

Best bits: Europe's food retailers grab the headlines

7 Mar 2011

With spin offs, a significant acquisition and the entry of a new chief executive, Europe's largest food retailers dominated industry headlines last week.

US: Supervalu's Save-A-Lot to open five Chicago stores

22 Feb 2011

US discounter Save-A-Lot plans to open five stores in Chicago's South Side on Thursday (24 February), a move that it says will nearly double its presence in the area.

US: Albertsons announces store closures

19 Jan 2011

Privately-owned retailer Albertsons is to close seven stores in Texas, it confirmed today (19 January).

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