MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2017--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced it has completed the
previously announced acquisition of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc.
in a transaction valued at approximately $193 million. Associated
Grocers of Florida adds a dynamic grocery wholesaler to SUPERVALU’s
growing national distribution network with annual sales of approximately
$650 million in its last fiscal year as estimated under SUPERVALU’s
accounting policies. This acquisition marks the second completed
acquisition of 2017 for SUPERVALU as the Company continues to
strategically invest in growing its wholesale business.
“The addition of Associated Grocers of Florida is another important step
on our journey to becoming the wholesaler of choice for grocery
retailers,” said Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief Executive
Officer. “AG of Florida has a tremendous retailer base across central
and south Florida and we’ll immediately gain a vibrant group of
customers as well as an ability to expand internationally with AG’s
customers in territories that include the Caribbean, and Central and
Gross continued, “I’m also thrilled that Christopher Miller, AG’s former
president, will continue with us in a similar role as president of
SUPERVALU Florida going forward. Chris has built a great team and we’re
very excited that they’re now a part of our SUPERVALU family. Between
the Unified Grocers and AG of Florida acquisitions, we’ve added
substantial talent that will help us meet the rapidly changing needs of
the markets we serve, including the growing specialty, organic, Latino
and Hispanic markets.”
About SUPERVALU INC.
following information on sales, store counts and employees is as of
SUPERVALU’s last fiscal quarter end and does not include AG of Florida)
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers
in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $16 billion. SUPERVALU
serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,337
stores composed of 3,120 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced
primarily by SUPERVALU’s food distribution business and 217 traditional
retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six
geographic regions (store counts as of September 9, 2017). Headquartered
in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 31,000 employees.
Founded in 1945, Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc. is a wholesale
grocery distributor that supplies full lines of groceries and general
merchandise to independent retailers and regional chains throughout
Florida, Central America, South America and Caribbean countries.
For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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