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SUPERVALU(R) Names President of Cub Foods(R) to New Retail Operations Position

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 date.


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.


Haley Meyer, 952-828-4786 (media)
David Oliver, 952-828-4540 (investors)