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SUPERVALU Pharmacies Expands Eating Healthy With Diabetes Initiative
Company offers free, educational store tours in 18 states
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., Sep 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In response to an increase in diagnosis of diabetes among adults, SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today expanded its Eating Healthy With Diabetes initiative beyond its Chicagoland-based Jewel-Osco Pharmacies to include in-store pharmacy locations in 16 additional states.

"With the rates of diabetes and obesity rising at an alarming pace, SUPERVALU Pharmacies hopes to address this public health concern through education. By teaching our patients and store customers how to make wise food and pharmacy choices, we believe our pharmacists can help patients with diabetes live longer and experience a better quality of life," said Chris Dimos, President, SUPERVALU Pharmacies.

Through November, select SUPERVALU Pharmacies will offer free "Eating Healthy With Diabetes" educational programming. Each two-hour program will provide guidance on setting diabetes health goals and feature a 90-minute tour throughout supermarket food aisles that teach participants how to read food labels, understand carbohydrates and make healthier food choices.

The walking store tours, led by registered dieticians, are part of a comprehensive, informational program on diabetes health. Tour participants will also learn about other diabetes care and educational services available at SUPERVALU Pharmacies. These include group classes as well as individual services that can help consumers avoid hypoglycemia, ease fears of injecting insulin, and provide instruction on how to monitor blood glucose levels. These services are provided by specially trained SUPERVALU pharmacists.

"SUPERVALU Pharmacies is engaged in a long-term commitment to those who are faced with managing diabetes," Dimos said. "Because many of the health conditions our pharmacists address on a daily basis can be controlled, or in some cases reversed, with a few simple dietary changes, our pharmacies are committed to a more holistic approach to pharmacy."

SUPERVALU Pharmacies will offer free Eating Healthy With Diabetes store tours in the following states:

California           Maine                New Hampshire        Virginia
Albertsons Sav-on    Shaw's Osco          Shaw's Osco          Shoppers
Connecticut          Maryland             New Jersey           Washington
Shaw's Osco          Shoppers             Acme Sav-on          Albertsons Sav-on
Idaho                Massachusetts        Pennsylvania         Wisconsin
Albertsons Sav-on    Shaw's Osco          Acme Sav-on          Cub Pharmacy
Illinois             Minnesota            Utah
Jewel-Osco           Cub Pharmacy         Albertsons Sav-on
Indiana              Nevada               Vermont
Jewel-Osco           Albertsons Sav-on    Shaw's Osco

To register or find a nearby location, call (800) 783-0458.

About SUPERVALU Pharmacies

SUPERVALU Pharmacies is owned and operated by SUPERVALU INC., 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 2,475 retail grocery locations including approximately 920 in-store pharmacies. SUPERVALU Pharmacies is the 7th largest pharmacy provider in the United States, operating under 11 retail brands, including Acme Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Osco Pharmacy, bigg's Pharmacy, Cub Pharmacy, Farm Fresh Pharmacy, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, Shaw's Osco Pharmacy, Shop'n Save Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save Osco Pharmacy and Shoppers Pharmacy. For more information about SUPERVALU Pharmacies, visit


Cassie Richardson, 847-916-4339
Manager, Pharmacy Communications