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SUPERVALU Announces Leadership Change at SHOPPERS

Eden Prairie, MN (July 12, 2013) - SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced a leadership change at the company’s SHOPPERS division, based in Bowie, Md., as current president Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities.  Vice president of merchandising, Bob Gleeson, and vice president of operations, Micky Nye, will lead SHOPPERS on an interim basis while the search for a replacement is underway. This change is effectively immediately.

“I want to thank Bob for the contributions he made during his time at SHOPPERS and wish him all the best going forward,” said Sam Duncan, SUPERVALU’s president and chief executive officer.  “He helped guide the retail banner through a time of significant change at SUPERVALU and his leadership is greatly appreciated.”

“In the near-term, I’m pleased we have two very capable leaders in Bob Gleeson and Micky Nye able to immediately take over the day-to-day leadership at SHOPPERS,” Duncan continued. “Both have vast knowledge of the grocery industry and broad experience that will serve SHOPPERS well through this transition.”
Gleeson and Nye are longtime employees of SUPERVALU, with many years in the business. They will report to Mark Van Buskirk, executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and retail. 

Bly was appointed president of SHOPPERS in August 2012. Prior to joining SUPERVALU, he was a vice president for Sears Holdings Co.

SHOPPERS® 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, salad bars and full-service pharmacies. 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 

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Luke Friedrich