Second annual sales expo for independent retailers will take place in
August in St. Paul, Minn.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2015--
Following the success of its inaugural national sales show in 2014,
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced it will host the 2015
National Expo this August in St. Paul, Minn.
This year’s event will take place from Aug. 11-13 at the RiverCentre in
downtown St. Paul and is open to the more than 2,000 independent retail
customers served by SUPERVALU, as well as hundreds of vendors and
“Our first national sales expo was a great success, helping us to
increase sales and make stronger connections with our retail customers
and our vendors,” said Janel Haugarth, SUPERVALU’s executive vice
president overseeing independent business and supply chain services.
“We’ve gathered insights and feedback from last year’s event, and are
excited to build on that for an even bigger and better show for 2015.”
Nearly 1,500 retailers attended SUPERVALU’s first national expo in 2014,
which featured 145,000 square feet of show floor space, 330 exhibitors
and 25 education seminars. This year’s show will have an expanded
emphasis on fresh departments and products, while again including the
valuable “Education Day” offering consumer insights, training seminars,
and other resources for operators.
Additionally, the popular Master Marketer Awards ceremony, which rewards
the best marketing campaigns across SUPERVALU’s vast independent
business network, will highlights this year’s event.
Additional details about the show, including registration information
and daily agendas, will be shared as the event gets closer.
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 3,360 stores composed of 1,832
primary stores serviced by the Company’s food distribution business;
1,333 Save-A-Lot stores, of which 911 are operated by licensee owners;
and 195 traditional retail grocery stores (store counts as of
November 29, 2014). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has
approximately 35,000 employees. For more information
about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
Source: SUPERVALU INC.
Luke Friedrich, 952-232-9674