Chairman Robert Miller resigns and Gerald Storch appointed as
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2014--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced that experienced retail
executive Gerald Storch has been elected as the company’s new chair of
its Board of Directors. The appointment comes after Robert Miller, who
served as chairman of SUPERVALU’s Board of Directors since March 2013,
announced he would resign his chairman position to focus on other
Commenting on the announcement, SUPERVALU Director Phil Francis said,
“We are thrilled to have Jerry Storch as our new non-executive chairman
of the SUPERVALU Board of Directors. Jerry’s tremendous experience in
food and specialty retailing makes him especially well qualified for
“At the same time, we are very grateful to Bob Miller, who is truly a
giant in the retail grocery industry, for his service on the SUPERVALU
Board of Directors. The Board will continue to consult with Bob as a
non-paid advisor to the Board as we move forward, and we are both
pleased and fortunate that Bob is willing to assist in this capacity,”
Mr. Storch is chairman and chief executive officer of Storch Advisors, a
senior management advisory and consulting firm that focuses primarily on
retailing, e-commerce, consumer products and services, and consumer
financial services. From 2006-2013, Mr. Storch was chairman and chief
executive officer of Toys “R” Us, where he helped grow the company into
a $13 billion global retailer, including expanding the company’s
e-commerce business and overseeing several large-scale mergers and
Prior to his tenure at Toys “R” Us, Mr. Storch served as vice chairman
of Target, a $70 billion retailer. During more than a decade with
Target, Mr. Storch led the retailer’s e-commerce site, target.com, the
Target grocery business, and the Target Financial Services credit card
business, and oversaw Marshall Field’s Department Stores. He currently
serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bristol Myers Squibb and
Fanatics. Mr. Storch received a Master of Business Administration from
Harvard Business School, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.
SUPERVALU’s 11-person board includes seven members who are independent
directors under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of
approximately $17 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United
States through a network of 3,358 stores composed of 1,834 independent
stores serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business,
1,334 Save-A-Lot stores, of which 954 are operated by licensee owners;
and 190 traditional retail grocery stores. Headquartered in Minnesota,
SUPERVALU has approximately 35,000 employees. For more information about
SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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