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Save-A-Lot Launches Road Trip Campaign

Teams of two invited to compete for four-week, 12-city brand ambassador gig. Save-A-Lot, a hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU Inc., is launching a national search for a team of two interns to serve as brand ambassadors—or Road Scholars—for its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip campaign. The winning team will

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Supervalu Commits $1 Million To Sponsor Youth Sports Teams

Sponsorship helps provide opportunities for more than 20,000 kids to participate in soccer and baseball. Supervalu Inc. has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its ACME, ALBERTSONS, Cub Foods, FARM FRESH, JEWEL-OSCO and SHAWS/STAR Market stores operate. The sponsorships underscore the company’s commitment to its local neighborhoods. The sponsorships,

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Tesoro Acquires 290 Locations

As Supervalu divests stores, Tesoro plans to buy 51 Albertson’s Fuel Express stations, in addition to leasing 241 sites from Thrifty Oil Co. Tesoro Corp. is set to grow its fleet of retail stores by 25% with the acquisition of about 290 locations from Supervalu Inc. and Thrifty Oil Co. “The combined purchase and lease

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Stinker Stores Acquires 14 Albertsons Fuel Centers

As Supervalu divests 107 locations, Stinker Stores sees an opportunity to grow its store count. Stinker Stores Inc. has purchased 14 Albertsons fuel centers from Supervalu, which owns the Albertsons supermarkets in Idaho, and is set to officially convert them to Stinker Stores in October. Albertsons cards still will be accepted at the soon-to-be Stinker

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Retailers Pledge to Expand Healthy Food Options

Several c-stores and grocery stores agreed to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) with First Lady Michelle Obama to expand value and health foods to more impoverished U.S. communities.  The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), together with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable

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Jewel-Osco Partners With AHA for Heart Month

Store activities in February support ‘Go Red For Women’ campaign. JEWEL-OSCO, a Midwest food and drug retailer, is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness and funds for the AHA’s “Go Red For Women” campaign against heart disease, the leading cause of death for American women. In February, which is also American

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JEWEL-OSCO President Retiring

Brian Huff is scheduled to take on the position of president effective Feb. 7. JEWEL-OSCO, a SUPERVALU INC.-owned company, has announced that Keith Nielsen, JEWEL-OSCO president, is retiring, effective at the end of the fiscal year (Feb. 28, 2011). “I am very proud of the work we’ve accomplished at JEWEL-OSCO during my tenure as president,

SUPERVALU Sells Bristol Farms Division

SUPERVALU has sold its Bristol Farms division (14 stores) to a company formed through a partnership with the Bristol Farms management team and Endeavour Capital, an investment firm experienced in grocery and retail businesses. Under the terms of the sale, the stores will change ownership effective today, but will continue to operate under the Bristol

SUPERVALU Aims To Reduce Emissions

SUPERVALU INC., through a partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), plans to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 10% by the end of 2012 with a baseline year of 2007. SUPERVALU’s initiative is comparable in scope to eliminating the electricity use of more than 352,000 average U.S. homes for one year. This partnership makes

Rite Aid Partners With Save-A-Lot

Rite Aid Corp. plans to add discount Save-A-Lot groceries to 10 of its stores in and around Greenville, S.C., as it tests out a partnership with Supervalu Inc., the Associated Press reported. The stores are set to be remodeled by October, and renamed Save-A-Lot Food Stores/Rite Aid Pharmacy. Rite Aid will own and operate the

Lifeway Foods Donates to Haiti

Lifeway Foods Inc., makers of the probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, will donate 5% of the proceeds from all Lifeway and Helios brand Kefir and ProBugs product sales in the U.S. generated through shipments during February to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of Haitian relief efforts. The effort strives to provide life-saving supplies

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