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SUPERVALU Names J. Andrew Herring Executive Vice President, Market and Real Estate Development

MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) announced today it has named J. Andrew Herringasits new executive vice president, Market and Real Estate Development, effective June 6, 2010. Herring, 51, most recently served as senior vice president of Real Estate and Store Development. In his new role, he will be responsible for driving SUPERVALU's major growth initiatives, including store development for the company's traditional retail and Save-A-Lot stores and for its independent retailers, as well as new store growth. Herring will report directly to Craig Herkert, SUPERVALU CEO and president.

"Driving growth is a critical element of our strategy, and I'm excited to have Andy lead this effort and join my executive team," said Craig Herkert, SUPERVALU CEO and president. "Andy has a broad range of experience with the company beyond real estate and has played key roles in many of our largest acquisitions. He has been a great asset to us for 12 years and will be invaluable as we continue our focus on being America's Neighborhood Grocer."

Herring joined SUPERVALU in February 1998 as vice president of corporate development and external relations and was promoted to senior vice president in 1999. In this position, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate communications, industry and government relations, and the company's corporate foundation. In 2002, he was named executive vice president SUPERVALU Retail Pharmacies, responsible for the company's in-store pharmacy operations. Starting in late 2005 and during 2006, Herring played a leading role in the acquisition of certain assets of Albertsons and worked in the SUPERVALU Enterprise Office on post-merger integration matters related to the acquisition.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $39 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,290 stores composed of approximately 1,160 traditional retail stores, including 840 in-store pharmacies; 1,190 hard-discount Save-A-Lot stores, of which 855 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,940 independent stores serviced primarily by the company's traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 160,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU, visit


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