MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2012--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced it has named Michael Moore,
executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Moore, 47, joined
the company in 2011 in the role of business transformation officer,
where he has been integral in furthering the implementation of
SUPERVALU’s business turnaround. Moore was named to the top marketing
post following this week’s decision by Julie Dexter Berg to leave the
company and return to the West Coast.
Prior to SUPERVALU, Moore spent the past 24 years in a variety of
executive leadership positions within customer business development at
Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his tenure with P&G, Moore led
cross-functional organizations that included sales, marketing, finance,
operations and human resources. He most recently served as director of
P&G’s grocery retail group, where he led the business unit directly
responsible for more than 30 percent of P&G’s annual Food Channel sales.
“Michael has a terrific understanding of the food industry and the
challenges we face as a grocery retailer in today’s environment,” said
Craig Herkert, SUPERVALU’s chief executive officer and president. “I am
confident that he will move quickly to build marketing programs that are
effective and efficient while ensuring that we continue to drive traffic
and sales through innovative and engaging consumer marketing programs.
He is a proven leader and I am thrilled to have him join our leadership
Moore, who will report directly to Herkert on the SUPERVALU executive
team, also served in leadership positions supporting P&G’s global beauty
care division, led account teams dedicated to SUPERVALU, and led P&G’s
market strategy and planning organization for the Paper business in
North America. In his new role at SUPERVALU, Moore will lead all of the
company’s marketing activities, including overseeing customer and brand
strategy, advertising, customer loyalty, and research and analytics.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately
$37 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through
a network of approximately 4,300 stores composed of 1,104 traditional
retail stores, including 798 in-store pharmacies; 1,309 hard-discount
stores, of which 922 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,900
independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food
distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 135,000 employees.
For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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