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