MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2009--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) announced today the promotion of Brian Huff,
president of the company’s Cub Foods division, to the position of senior
vice president of specialty retail, SUPERVALU.
As part of a realigned, customer-centric leadership structure at
SUPERVALU, Huff will report to Pete Van Helden, executive vice president
of retail operations. Huff will have responsibility for the bigg’s®,
Cub Foods, Farm Fresh®, Hornbacher’s®,
Shop ‘n Save® and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy®
divisions effective immediately.
Huff’s appointment further solidifies the important partnership between
SUPERVALU’s retail, merchandising and marketing groups. Strengthening
the critical relationship between these operations allows SUPERVALU to
better anticipate and respond to the changing needs of consumers.
“As we realign our retail business to best serve our customers, I am
privileged to have Brian take on increased leadership responsibilities
within our team,” said Van Helden. “His extraordinary talent and
leadership, combined with outstanding retail experience, strengthen our
ability to exceed the needs of our shoppers and advance our growth.”
Huff, age 50, joined SUPERVALU in 2003 as vice president of
merchandising at Cub Foods. In 2005, he was named president of Cub
Foods, leading the division to continued improvement in operations and
financial results. Prior to joining SUPERVALU, Huff served as vice
president of merchandising at Sam’s Club. Having spent his entire career
in retail grocery, Huff has also held positions at Price Chopper,
Bruno’s and Metro Food Markets.
A successor to Huff, as president of Cub Foods, will be named at a later
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery
channel with estimated annual sales of $43 billion. SUPERVALU holds
leading market share positions across the United States with its
approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations, including nearly 900
in-store pharmacies. Through the company’s nationwide supply chain
network, SUPERVALU provides distribution and related logistics support
services to more than 2,500 independent retailers across the country.
SUPERVALU has approximately 180,000 employees.
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