SUPERVALU Inc.
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  • Oct. 18, 2012, 12:05 AM

    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: BAX, BBT, BSX, BX, CY, DHR, DO, FCS, FITB, GPC, HBAN, KEY, LH, LUV, MS, NOK, NUE, PII, PM, PPG, SVU, TRV, UNP, USG, VZ

    | Oct. 18, 2012, 12:05 AM
  • Oct. 17, 2012, 5:30 PM

    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: BAX, BBT, BSX, BX, CY, DHR, DO, FCS, FITB, GPC, HBAN, KEY, LH, LUV, MS, NOK, NUE, PII, PM, PPG, SVU, TRV, UNP, USG, VZ

    | Oct. 17, 2012, 5:30 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:58 PM
    Supervalu (SVU +2.7%) breaks outs of its doldrums after Kroger paints a rosier picture for the grocery store sector than what's been passed off as conventional wisdom lately. Despite fundamentals that may or may not look enticing, the dominant theme on the name is still whether or not a deal to sell parts or all of Supervalu's business is in the works. On that point, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Ajay Jain unearths a key trading point: For CEO Wayne Sales to be able to cash in his performance shares, SVU needs to trade higher than $1.23. He's got a bit of room to play, but the clock could be ticking.
    | Oct. 16, 2012, 1:58 PM
  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:02 PM

    A strengthening trend of consumers to divide up their food shopping amongst various stores is hurting grocery stores, according to research from Kantar Retail. While specialty players Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.8%) and Trader Joe's grab market share in many high-margin categories, dollar store chains and Wal-Mare continue to broaden their reach. Feeling the pressure: SVU, KR, SWY.

    | Oct. 15, 2012, 12:02 PM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 11, 2012, 2:31 PM
    Retail analysts warn grocery store players such as Supervalu (SVU -3.6%), Safeway (SWY -2.5%), and Kroger (KR +0.4%) are having trouble putting together a quarter of both sales growth and margin upside as increased competition from other formats - notably Whole Foods Market and Costco - takes its toll. While the trio of grocery store stocks lost money for investors this year with the trend in place, WFM and COST have ripped large gains.
    | Oct. 11, 2012, 2:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 9, 2012, 2:15 PM
    Shares of Supervalu (SVU -7.7%) trade lower in what could be a reaction to chatter that Wal-Mart (WMT) will unveil more details about a plan to expand its small stores concept at an investor meeting tomorrow. Although Wal-Mart's ambitions for mini-stores in large metropolitan areas appears to be only small in scope at the moment, it could still be of concern to grocery stores in the future. Watching the trend: KR, SWY, WFM, DEG.
    | Oct. 9, 2012, 2:15 PM
  • Oct. 3, 2012, 7:14 PM

    Sysco Corporation (SYY) says that Wayne Shurts has SYY, Mr. Shurts was an executive VP and CIO at Supervalu (SVU), the grocery and supply-chain company.">joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining SYY, Mr. Shurts was an executive VP and CIO at Supervalu (SVU), the grocery and supply-chain company.

    | Oct. 3, 2012, 7:14 PM | 6 Comments
  • Oct. 3, 2012, 10:36 AM

    Do grocery stores face a new challenger? A of couple items from Family Dollar's (FDO +4.2%) earnings conference call (webcast) indicate consumers seem to be increasingly opting to shop at discounters for food items. The company reports that sales of food items were up over 10% Y/Y with its private labels outpacing national brands. Watching the trend: SVU, KR, SWY, WINN

    | Oct. 3, 2012, 10:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 6:25 PM

    Billionaire Ronald Burkle and P-E firms KKR and TPG are interested in Supervalu (SVU), Bloomberg reports, but are only thinking of buying parts of the hard-luck grocery chain rather than the whole. Supervalu still wants someone to buy the company in full (previous), and is said to have extended its offer deadline beyond a prior Oct. 15. One source claims Supervalu's struggles have "stalled progress on any kind of offer." Shares +2.6% AH. (store closings)

    | Oct. 2, 2012, 6:25 PM
  • Oct. 1, 2012, 3:10 PM

    Grocery stores 2.0: Peapod rolls out its virtual grocery service in more than 100 major commuter rail stations after completing a trial run in select locations. The concept is that commuters can use their mobile devices to buy groceries for future delivery using QR codes and product bar codes. Major grocery chains have only dabbled impassionately with online ordering as foot traffic in stores is highly preferable for bottom lines and early online venture failed, but Peapod could create a splash with the mobile aspect adding convenience for consumers. Watching the trend: SWY, WFM, KR, WINN, SVU.

    | Oct. 1, 2012, 3:10 PM
  • Sep. 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

    Supermarket chains increase their focus on winning back healthy-oriented shoppers who have turned to Whole Foods Markets (WFM -0.5%) and farmers markers. Companies including Supervalu (SVU -0.2%), Kroger (KR +0.1%), and Safeway (SWY -0.7%) plan to introduce new organic food brands under private labels. Industry data shows that demand for organic food is still strong in the U.S. with 78% of families including the category as part of their shopping strategy.

    | Sep. 24, 2012, 12:33 PM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 24, 2012, 9:27 AM

    A price war could be developing in the K-Cup market, according to retail analyst Howard Penney. The buzz is that Kroger (KR) is selling its store brand product at $6, an entry point that could pressure Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), Supervalu (SVU), and Safeway (SWY) to trim prices on their single serve offerings.

    | Sep. 24, 2012, 9:27 AM | 9 Comments
  • Sep. 5, 2012, 4:38 PM

    Struggling Supervalu (SVU) says it will shut down 60 underperforming/non-strategic stores - 38 regular grocery stores, and 22 Save-A-Lot stores - by the end of this fiscal year (ends Feb. '13). The company expects to record an $80M-$90M pre-tax charge (mostly non-cash) related to the move, and a gain of $10M on asset sales. Cash savings are expected to total $35M within 12 months, and $80M-$90M over the next 3 years. Shares +3.1% AH. (labor issues)

    | Sep. 5, 2012, 4:38 PM
  • Sep. 4, 2012, 10:57 AM

    Shares of Supervalu (SVU -5.5%) slump with the grocery operator's labor turmoils now starting to take center stage. A plan to sell off the company in pieces may look great on paper, but the 42% of Supervalu's workers who are in the middle of a collective bargaining process for new contracts muddy the water a bit.

    | Sep. 4, 2012, 10:57 AM | 3 Comments
  • Aug. 30, 2012, 5:57 PM

    Supervalu (SVU) says it's successfully completed two debt financing transactions, totaling $2.5B. The debt is structured in a new five-year $1.65B asset-based revolving credit facility, secured by the Company’s inventory, credit card receivables and certain other assets, and a new six-year $850M term loan, secured by a portion of the Company’s real estate and equipment.

    | Aug. 30, 2012, 5:57 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 27, 2012, 12:05 PM
    Supervalu (SVU +1.5%) ratchets out another gain as the grocery store operators stays in focus as a potential target of M&A activity. Short interest in the battered stock has dropped consistently over the last month as a deal to sell itself - either in pieces or in its entirety - seems to be alternately dismissed or hyped by the Street.
    | Aug. 27, 2012, 12:05 PM | 2 Comments
Company Description
SUPERVALU Inc are wholesale distributors to independent retail customers across the United States through its Independent Business segment and the Retail Food segment. Substantially all of the Company's operations are domestic.
Sector: Services
Industry: Grocery Stores
Country: United States