Minneapolis-based retailer SUPERVALU INC. has posted sales of US$20.9bn for fiscal 2002, ended 23 February, down from US$23.2bn last year, excluding the impacts of restructure and other items. Net earnings rose to US$240.7m from US$235.9m in 2001, and diluted earnings per share reached US$1.80 from US$1.78. EBITDA was US$916m, or 4.4% of sales, up 40 basis points, compared to US$921.6m in 2001, 4% of sales.