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SUPERVALU(R), National Supporter of American Heart Association's Go Red for Women, Celebrates National Wear Red Day
Employees encouraged to wear red on Friday, February 6

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SUPERVALU INC.® (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel whose nationwide family of stores includes Acme®, Albertsons®, bigg’s®, Cub Foods®, Farm Fresh®, Hornbacher’s®, Jewel-Osco®, Lucky®, Shaw’s/Star Market™, Shop ‘n Save®, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy®, is marking the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day by encouraging employees to wear red this Friday, February 6. Last fall SUPERVALU announced it had signed on as a national supporter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, aimed at educating women about the risk factors for heart disease and urging them to take action to reduce their personal risk.

“SUPERVALU is proud to support the American Heart Association in their commitment to raising awareness of the risk of heart disease and to helping women learn how to reduce the risk factors in their lives,” said Jeff Noddle, SUPERVALU chairman and CEO. “We encourage our employees and customers across the country to show their support for women’s health by wearing red this Friday and learning more about the efforts of Go Red For Women in promoting heart-healthy living.”

Health and nutrition is one of SUPERVALU’s designated areas of focus for its charitable giving and volunteer activities, along with hunger relief and environmental stewardship. In addition to participating in National Wear Red Day, SUPERVALU offices and retail banners are undertaking a variety of activities throughout the month of February to mark National Heart Health Month. 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.

“As one of the country’s largest grocery retailers, SUPERVALU is dedicated to supporting programs that educate and promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition,” said Pam Knous, SUPERVALU executive vice president and chief financial officer, chair of last year’s Twin Cities Go Red For Women Campaign, and member of the American Heart Association’s Operating Committee. “Participating in National Wear Red Day is a simple, powerful way for our employees to show their support for the fight against heart disease in women.”

According to the American Heart Association, more than 41 million American women are living with one or more types of cardiovascular disease, yet only one in five women view heart disease as their greatest health threat. Each year, cardiovascular disease kills approximately 4550,000 women – almost one per minute – and more than the next five causes of death combined, including cancer. Learn more and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp at www.GoRedForWomen.org.

About SUPERVALU INC

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $45 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations. Through SUPERVALU’s nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services to more than 2,500 independent retailers and other grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU has approximately 190,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

About Go Red For Women

Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women. We want millions of women across America to take heart disease personally. Go Red For Women engages women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org. Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC. Public Affairs
Susie Bell, 952-828-4356
susan.bell@supervalu.com