Grocery retailer and distributor Supervalu has announced the election of Mike Jackson as president and chief operating officer. He will assume the duties immediately.

 Jackson most recently was executive vice president, and president of distribution food companies for Supervalu.

"Mike is an excellent choice to execute the broad array of strategies that Supervalu has underway," said Jeff Noddle, Supervalu chairman and chief executive officer. "The transformation of Supervalu continues to unfold and we are well-positioned to reach our full potential in grocery retailing and supply chain services. Mike's strong execution skills will be an important asset to the organization as we implement a sizable number of initiatives including our new third-party logistics business, the new produce offering, numerous projects across our retail portfolio, and the further deployment of technology across our company."

"I am very excited to serve Supervalu in this new role and look forward to providing leadership as we pursue these new business initiatives," said Mike Jackson. "Supervalu offers an exciting future as a company rich with tradition and full of dedicated and talented individuals. I am fully committed to the successful implementation of the company's strategic vision."