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  • Aug. 20, 2012, 8:15 AM
    Supervalu (SVU) jewel Save-A-Lot starts to lose its shine as rivals Aldi and Target mimic its hard discounting model to grab market share. Though the unit could still fetch as much as $2B in an asset sale by Supervalu, before sales started slumping the payday was expected to be higher for the company.
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  • Aug. 17, 2012, 6:41 AM
    Citigroup thinks Save-A-Lot and Jewel-Osco could be for sale as SuperValu (SVU) looks to divest assets in order to fund investments. Shares of SVU have traded mostly sideways since Q1 earnings were released with LBO chatter cooling as well.
  • Jul. 31, 2012, 12:39 PM
    Shares of Supervalu (SVU +7.1%) spring higher again following its CEO swap. Wall Street analysts widely back the new change based on the impressive performance of Wayne Sales when he was an exec at Canadian Tire.
  • Jul. 30, 2012, 9:23 AM
    Supervalu (SVU) names Wayne Sales as its new President and CEO to replace Craig Heckert. The aptly named Sales has been a non-executive chairman of the board since 2010. Shares of SVU +1.5% premarket.
  • Jul. 26, 2012, 12:33 PM
    Supervalu (SVU +16.1%), which had 47% of its float shorted as of July 13, remains extremely volatile. Shares are taking off just a day after diving, as bulls hoping buyout talks pan out do battle with bears focusing on a heavy debt load and deteriorating fundamentals.
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  • Jul. 26, 2012, 9:12 AM
    Premarket gainers: GENE +33%. PSDV +24%. IBIO +21%. S +18%. WDC +17%. AKAM +16%. PCS +14%. TEX +13%. FTNT +13%. STX +11%. WFM +11%. GNC +8%. UN +7%. CROX +7%. BBVA +7%. PHM +7%. SVU +6%. SAN +6%. PSTI +6%. EQIX +6%. ABB +6%. IOC +6%. AEM +6%. FTE +6%. MRVL +6%. NOK +5%. OVTI +5%.
    Losers: ZNGA -40%. NG -29%. STRA -17%. GLUU -8%. IPG -6%. ESI -7%. GRPN -6%. FB -6%. ALU -6%. STB -6%. ABX -5%. LVS -5%.
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 4:54 PM
    More on Whole Foods Market (WFM): FQ3 beats on the bottom line and raises FY12 guidance as net profit jumped 32% Y/Y. Sales +14% to $2.7B, while comp store sales +8.2%. Overall same-store sales are running at a growth rate of 9.7%. The uptick in sales is being taken by investors as a positive sign that the company may be taking market share from traditional grocery competitors like Safeway (SWY) and Supervalu (SVU), who've been struggling with declines in sales volume. Shares +11.4% AH.
  • Jul. 16, 2012, 3:31 PM
    Supervalu (SVU +9.2%) extends gains following a WSJ article that the company expects to begin sending out financial information in the coming days to prospective buyers, including buyout firms and other supermarket operators and distributors. SVU said last week it had hired bankers to look at selling either part or all of itself. (earlier)
  • Jul. 16, 2012, 2:32 PM
    Grocery store chain Weis Markets (WMK -0.3%) decides to freeze prices for 100 days to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The mid-sized company says it has locked in savings from strategic early buying, but that's not the story at all from larger chains such as SWY, SVU, and KR where the perfect storm of higher food costs and competitive pressure from big box retailers has been hitting bottom lines.
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  • Jul. 16, 2012, 9:19 AM
    Supervalu (SVU) moves 6.1% higher premarket after Goldman Sachs chimes in with an upgrade to Neutral from Sell. The firm says last week's selloff in shares brings the stock's risk-reward profile back in balance.
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  • Jul. 16, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: PRX +39%. CONM +13%. AUTH +13%. SVU +6%.
    Losers: ISR -19%. NSPH -6%. ANR -6%.
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  • Jul. 13, 2012, 7:22 AM
    The recent struggles of grocery stores is directly attributable to competitive pressures that didn't exist in the recent past. While big box retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target have successfully grabbed market share, chains have also felt pressure on both the high-end from Whole Foods Market and on the low-end from discount chains and warehouse clubs. Feeling the pain: SVU, SWY, KR.
  • Jul. 12, 2012, 9:58 AM
    It's not a 2-for-1 split, Supervalu (SVU) actually trades 47% lower after bombing with its earnings report. Sell-side analysts are taking a beating in the Twittersphere after the retailer's free cash flow yield and M&A potential stoked positive comments over the last few months, while (as expected) collateral damage in the sector is playing out. SWY -9.0%, KR -3.3%, WFM -1.2%, DEG -2.7%, HTSI -1.6%.
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  • Jul. 12, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: GNOM +10%. VHC +7%.
    Losers: SVU -36%. INFY -10%. IMGN -6%. NMFC -5%. PGR -5%.
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  • Jul. 12, 2012, 8:30 AM
    Grocery store stocks look set to feel the sting from Supervalu's (SVU) earnings report disaster that has sent its shares into a 31% nosedive premarket. On watch: Safeway (SWY) -3.8%, Kroger (KR) -2.2%, Winn-Dixie (WINN) inactive.
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  • Jul. 11, 2012, 4:49 PM
    More from Supervalu (SVU): After the big earnings miss, the company suspends the dividend and announces a strategic review of "alternatives for our business." "We will be pursuing deeper and more structural cost savings. we are adopting more flexible financing facilities," says CEO Craig Herkert. Shares -21% AH. (PR)
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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