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SHOPPERS(R) Announces Purchase of Ellicott City, Md., Store

BOWIE, Md., Jun 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SHOPPERS(R) Food & Pharmacy today announced that its bid to purchase a Superfresh store in Ellicott City, Md., was approved by the court handling the ongoing A&P bankruptcy proceedings.

"We are excited to become part of the Ellicott City community," said Tim Lowe, president, Shoppers. "We're looking forward to serving our new neighbors and friends with a special local focus that can come only from a neighborhood grocer."

Now that the deal has been approved, Shoppers expects to take possession of the store on July 7. The store pharmacy will open on July 7, and the store is scheduled to reopen to the public by July 17. Located at 3301 North Ridge Road No. 4, the store will be open daily 6 a.m. to midnight. The pharmacy will be open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shoppers is planning to remodel the store during the summer and will host a grand reopening celebration later this year. More details about that event and the services and amenities the store will feature will be shared as they become available.

The company also plans to offer employment opportunities to existing Superfresh employees based on terms and conditions of employment that Shoppers establishes. The grocer has a working relationship with the union that represents the existing employees and has been in contact with the local to determine next steps in the event recognition is legally required.

Shoppers is part of the SUPERVALU INC. family of grocery stores.

About SHOPPERS

SHOPPERS(R) Food & Pharmacy, part of the SUPERVALU family of grocery stores, offers consumers in Baltimore, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. a full-service supermarket with the finest quality and largest variety of fresh produce, USDA Choice beef, family pack meats, fresh seafood and steamed shrimp, as well as hot foods, full-service pharmacies and in-store full-service banks. With 56 stores in its banner, SHOPPERS targets the price-conscious consumers offering over 30,000 everyday low prices and a commitment to save up to 15 percent or more every day with no card needed. For more information, please visit www.shoppersfood.com.

About SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $38 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,270 stores composed of approximately 1,140 traditional retail stores, including 816 in-store pharmacies; 1,240 hard-discount stores, of which 890 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,890 independent stores serviced primarily by the company's traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 140,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

SOURCE: SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC.
Steve Sylven, 508-313-4454
steve.sylven@supervalu.com