SUPERVALU launches refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart

SAN FRANCISCO and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., has entered into an exclusive multiyear contract. Under this agreement, SUPERVALU recently launched refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart for four of its retail banners across the nation: Cub, Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save, and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy.

SUPERVALU and Instacart first joined forces to offer same-day grocery delivery in September 2015. Based on customer response and continued demand for e-commerce options, SUPERVALU has selected Instacart to expand its offerings, including click-and-collect, a solution that allows customers to order online and pick up at the store without ever leaving their vehicle. The expanded offering will soon provide integration of store coupons and loyalty rewards for orders placed online through the Powered by Instacart sites, delivering additional value for shoppers.

“Our relationship with Instacart continues to evolve, and going forward we have a great plan for delivering online grocery and meal solution options for our retail customers,” said Anne Dament, Executive Vice President of Retail, Marketing, and Private Brands at SUPERVALU. “SUPERVALU is committed to addressing the unique preferences of the communities we serve, and now customers have another option to get the fresh, premier products they expect from our retail stores with the convenience of same-day delivery that fits with their busy lifestyles.”

SUPERVALU customers across Minnesota; St. Louis, Mo.; Virginia Beach, Va.; and the Washington, D.C. area can now visit brand-specific Powered by Instacart sites to fill their virtual carts with their favorite items, from fresh, ready-to-eat options in the deli to everyday essentials, and have them delivered straight to their doorstep, often in as little as one hour.

“SUPERVALU is a grocery industry leader and a great fit given Instacart’s mission to bring customers the groceries they want from the brands they trust within their own communities,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s Chief Business Officer. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship and launch Powered by Instacart sites for these trusted retail brands.”

About Instacart 
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores, and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand- pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

About SUPERVALU INC.
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 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced 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. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

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Michael.Wilken@supervalu.com

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dacyl.armendariz@instacart.com

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SUPERVALU promotes Anne Dament to Executive Vice President, Retail, Marketing and Private Brands

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced changes to its executive leadership team. Anne Dament has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Retail, Marketing and Private Brands effective immediately.

Dament joined SUPERVALU in January 2017 and has made significant contributions to SUPERVALU, including developing a strong plan and implementation strategy to improve the company’s retail division, reorganizing multiple retail merchandise groups, consolidating wholesale and retail marketing efforts and driving new product introductions. With respect to new products, she has brought new ideas and direction to SUPERVALU’s portfolio, including launching over 350 new private label items this year, and developed other innovative solutions, such as SUPERVALU’s recent launch of its national Quick & Easy meal solution program.

“Anne is a smart, creative, and dynamic leader and has made a significant impact on our team in a short time frame,” said Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Over the last year, she’s set a positive vision for our retail initiatives, particularly here in Minnesota, introduced exciting new product innovation to wholesale and retail, and brought greater collaboration between our retail and wholesale teams.”

SUPERVALU also announced today that Karla Robertson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will resign from her position effective November 17, 2017 to join Pentair plc.

“Karla is a highly respected leader who has been a tremendous asset to this company and to me personally,” said Gross. “She has been a great member of the executive team and contributor toward our growth and transformation. Not only has she provided excellent legal advice but she has also served an invaluable role as business partner and advisor to all of us. I thank Karla for her service to our company over the past eight years and wish her all the best.”

Stuart McFarland has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective November 18, 2017. McFarland has worked at SUPERVALU since 2010 in positions of increasing responsibility and currently serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary focusing on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance. Prior to joining SUPERVALU, McFarland was an associate at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles. McFarland earned his bachelor of arts degree in Economics from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Gross continued, “Looking forward, we are very excited to have Stuart as our General Counsel as we continue our transformation and focus on organic and new growth opportunities. Stuart is an extremely intelligent, insightful, and hard-working leader who will hit the ground running with his knowledge of SUPERVALU and our industry.”

About SUPERVALU INC.
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 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced 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. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

Contact:
For Investors:
Steve Bloomquist
952-828-4144
steve.j.bloomquist@supervalu.com

For Media:
Jeff Swanson
952-903-1645
jeffrey.s.swanson@supervalu.com

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SUPERVALU INC. announces the appointment of Anne Dament as SVP of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing

SUPERVALU INC. announces the appointment of Anne Dament as SVP of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing

 

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today (Jan. 18, 2017) announced that Anne Dament has been named Senior Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing effective immediately. In this role, Dament will lead the Company’s retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing functions, and report to Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dament, a 25-year retail veteran who began her career at SUPERVALU, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Target Corporation where she oversaw food merchandising for its grocery business, including perishables, non-perishables, food service and private label brands.

“I’m thrilled that Anne is joining our leadership team,” said Mark Gross. “As we focus on improving our retail store performance, Anne’s experience across varied retail and merchandising disciplines should prove extremely beneficial. Anne is a dynamic, collaborative leader with great experience building and leading high performing teams through transformation and change.”

“Returning to SUPERVALU provides a great opportunity to collaborate with grocery veterans I’ve respected throughout my career. Together, I’m looking forward to bringing a renewed energy to our retail banners,” said Dament.

Prior to joining Target, Dament spent seven years in senior level positions at PetSmart, including roles as Vice President of Merchandising Solutions and Vice President of Services. Dament’s retail career also includes 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility for Safeway where she held numerous category director positions, as well as the positions of Vice President, Business Unit General Manager, Homecare and General Merchandise; Group Vice President, Safeway.com; and Group Vice President, Perishable Strategy.

A native Minnesotan, Dament holds a marketing degree from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn.

About SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,067 stores composed of 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores operated under the Shop ‘N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (store counts as of December 3, 2016). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Steve Bloomquist
952-828-4144
steve.j.bloomquist@supervalu.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeff Swanson
952-903-1645
jeffrey.s.swanson@supervalu.com

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

Target Corporation names Anne Dament to the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising

Dament joins retailer as Senior Vice President-Merchandising

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced the appointment of Anne Dament to the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the strategic repositioning of Target’s food business.

Dament brings more than 19 years of grocery and consumer packaged goods experience to the role. She started her career in food, as a buyer at SUPERVALU and then at Safeway where she held various category and sales management positions. Later she led Safeway’s Homecare and General Merchandising business operations, where she worked closely with a variety of consumer packaged goods partners and focused on the company’s global buying strategy. In her final role at Safeway, she served as Group Vice President, Perishable Strategy, where she introduced newness in assortments and merchandising, including meal solutions and grab-and-go options.

Dament’s background also includes positions at ConAgra Foods subsidiary Grist Mill Co. and Otis Spunkmeyer. She joins Target from PetSmart, where she most recently served as Vice President-Services.

Target leadership previously announced the company will reposition its approach to food over the next 12 to 18 months. Based on guest insights, focus areas will include making better-for-you options simple and attainable, providing meal solutions and offering unique selections for everyday occasions as well as entertaining.

“Our guests tell us they expect Target to inspire them with differentiated food offerings like we do in other areas. We have an opportunity to make food more reflective of our brand, elevate the shopping experience and make Target a food destination for our guests. Having previously worked alongside Anne, I know her industry expertise and proven ability to reinvigorate existing businesses make her the right leader to drive our reinvention,” said Target Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell.

“My very first job was in a local grocery store and I’ve had a passion for food ever since. Joining the team at Target gives me an opportunity to bring my professional experience and love of food to the organization as their transformation is just getting underway,” said Dament. “I’m excited to return home to Minnesota and work alongside great leaders for such an iconic brand.”

Target’s food reinvention will emphasize six key categories that resonate most with its guests: better-for-you snacks, coffee and tea, premium sauces and oils, specialty candy, wine and craft beer, and yogurt and granola. It will also expand the availability of natural, organic, locally grown and gluten-free choices to fit guests’ wellness-focused lifestyles. Work on the reinvention is underway, with the most significant changes slated to arrive in stores in 2016.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,795 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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