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|SUPERVALU to Celebrate Black History Month with Special Events, Donations|
More than $300,000 to be donated to African-American organizations
Product promotions, store events planned to commemorate Black
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2008--In honor of Black History Month, SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) and its nationwide family of stores, including the Acme, Albertsons, bigg's, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Shop 'n Save and Shopper's Food & Pharmacy retail banners, will host a variety of events and in-store activities throughout the month of February to celebrate the culture and achievements of African-Americans, and their contributions to the country's rich history. The company also will donate more than $300,000 to African-American non-profit organizations nationwide during the month.
"Black History Month gives us an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions that African-Americans have made to our country," said Jeff Noddle, SUPERVALU chairman and CEO. "At SUPERVALU, we are proud to be able to provide support to African-American community organizations and vendors not only during Black History Month but throughout the year. Our commitment to building a culture of diversity is a key component of our business strategy and vital to our ability to serve customers and associates better than anyone else."Celebratory events include:
"At SUPERVALU, we're committed to building a diverse culture, one that values, encourages and respects the ideas, experiences and contributions of all associates," said Darnell Allen, SUPERVALU vice president of diversity and inclusion. "Diversity and inclusion energizes associates, creates a competitive edge and drives improved performance."
"SUPERVALU's Supplier Diversity department works to ensure that we are providing our customers with a wide range of products and services that best meet their diverse needs," added Mike Byron, SUPERVALU corporate director, supplier diversity. "By maintaining a diverse supplier base, we are helping to create sustained economic and systemic growth in the communities we serve which gives us a competitive edge."
For more information about events in their area, customers should contact their local stores. Contact information can be found at www.supervalu.com by clicking on each retail banner logo.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel with estimated annual sales of approximately $44 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with its approximately 2,450 retail grocery locations, including more than 900 in-store pharmacies. Through SUPERVALU's nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services to more than 5,000 grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU currently has approximately 190,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.CONTACT: SUPERVALU INC.
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