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SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

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  • Jun. 6, 2013, 10:13 AM
    The headaches continue for the grocery store sector (SVU, KR, SWY, RNDY, HTSI) as Amazon and Wal-Mart (WMT +0.4%) circle around like hungry vultures. Though both companies are only in the early stages (AmazonFresh, Neighborhoods Market) of their grocery initiatives, analysts think their considerable distribution prowess makes them a long-term threat. Reuters' Jessica Wohl has the factoid of the day: "A Walmart grocery distribution center can house up to 4 million bananas at one time."
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  • Jun. 4, 2013, 2:38 PM
    Amazon (AMZN -1%) roundup: 1) Amazon is set to expand its AmazonFresh grocery delivery business, in trial mode in Seattle for 5 years, to Los Angeles "as early as this week" and San Francisco later this year, Reuters reports. An industry consultant claims Amazon, long expected to expand its grocery ops to areas where sales tax is no longer a concern, is targeting up to 40 markets. Grocery chains (SWY, KR, SVU, WFM, TFM) can't be thrilled, particularly given Amazon's pricing history. 2) eMarketer estimates Amazon generated $610M in ad sales last year, and will produce $835M this year. A targeted ad network could fuel additional growth for the business, increasingly seen as a threat to Google (GOOG).
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  • May. 31, 2013, 11:05 AM
    Supervalu (SVU -1.4%) announces the expiration of its Dutch auction tender offer, saying it received $373M in tendered notes during the process.
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  • May. 30, 2013, 8:00 AM
    A new report from Rabobank concludes consumers are trading down when buying groceries or moving up to the premium sector as they slowly abandon the mid-market. It's a trend which could benefit both Wal-Mart (WMT) and Whole Foods Market (WFM) as they continue to chip away at sales at traditional grocery chains (KR, SWY, SVU, RNDY, HTSI) from different directions.
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  • May. 21, 2013, 8:40 AM
    A trend to watch: The grocery market in the U.K. is becoming increasingly polarized as both high-end specialty grocers and discounters pick up market share while national grocery store chains suffer. Is the same pattern unfolding in the U.S.? The Q1 read is that Wal-Mart (WMT) continues to gobble up grocery market share at the expense of Kroger (KR), Supervalu (SVU) and Safeway (SWY) while natural/organic chains (WFM, TFM, NGVC) remain a growth story.
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  • May. 13, 2013, 3:59 PM
    The rest of the top 25 heavily shorted S&P 1500 stocks: ESI, GTAT, DGIT, LQDT, WRLD, JCP, GME, FRAN, SVU, ONE, AKS, CRR, EBIX, DDD, SPF, DMND, DECK, BKS, COCO, X.
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  • May. 13, 2013, 9:11 AM
    More on retail sales: Building material and garden equipment sales (HD, LOW) were again, up 1.5% M/M and 4.1% Y/Y, while department store sales (SHLD, KSS, M, JWN, JCP) trailed expectations. Grocery store sales (KR, SVU, SWY) slipped during April compared to March but were 2% than a year ago on pricing gains.
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  • Apr. 26, 2013, 8:59 AM
    Online grocery sales increased 8% last year as the industry gains acceptance in metropolitan areas and is pegged to see sales grow to as much as $9.4B by 2017. The trend is far from favorable for brick-and-mortar grocery stores (KR, SVU, SWY) still reeling from increased competition from dollar stores and Wal-Mart. What to watch: As delivery services such as Peapod and Fresh Direct expand, will Whole Foods Market (WFM) stand pat?
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 10:59 AM
    Shares of Supervalu (SVU +8.2%) spike higher after sitting in negative territory. On the firm's earnings call (webcast), there was some indication from execs that the company has significant room to grow profits by focusing more on perishables as it become a "more conventional" operator.
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 9:20 AM
    Investors are selling shares of Supervalu (SVU), down 6.7% premarket, after dissecting the Q1 results of the new trimmed-down grocery store operator. The chains that the company still run showed negative same-store sales and took a margin hit due to a tough pricing atmosphere.
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 9:11 AM
    Premarket gainers: BKI +26%. PBTH +11%. LL +7%. PSTI +5%.
    Losers: VOCS -31%. UIS -20%. EW -19%. RES -13%. AWAY -9%. SCON -9%. JNPR -7%. SVU -7%. PNRA -6%. CREE -6%.
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 8:02 AM
    Supervalu (SVU): FQ4 EPS of -$0.14. Revenue of $3.89B. (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABB, ABX, ASH, ATI, AVY, BA, BYD, CFR, CKSW, COR, CP, CS, CVE, DPS, EDU, ELN, EMN, ERIC, F, FDML, GD, GLW, GRA, HCBK, HES, ICON, LAD, LL, LLY, LO, MDCO, MSI, MTH, NDAQ, NOC, NS, NVS, NYCB, OC, OCR, OSIS, PG, PLD, PX, RES, ROK, S, SO, SVU, TEL, TKR, TMO, TROW, TUP, USG, VLY, VMED, WAB, WHR, WLP, WM, WYN
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  • Apr. 23, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABB, ABX, ASH, ATI, AVY, BA, BYD, CFR, CKSW, COR, CP, CS, CVE, DPS, EDU, ELN, EMN, ERIC, F, FDML, GD, GLW, GRA, HCBK, HES, ICON, LAD, LL, LLY, LO, MDCO, MSI, MTH, NDAQ, NOC, NS, NVS, NYCB, OC, OCR, OSIS, PG, PLD, PX, RES, ROK, S, SO, SVU, TEL, TKR, TMO, TROW, TUP, USG, VLY, VMED, WAB, WHR, WLP, WM, WYN
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  • Apr. 3, 2013, 9:57 AM
    Supervalu (SVU +0.8%) announces CFO Sherry Smith will leave the company at the end of May with a new hire to be named at a later date.
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  • Apr. 2, 2013, 6:47 AM
    SAC Capital raises its stake in Supervalu (SVU) to 5.06% of outstanding shares, according to a SEC filing (13G). The investment firm's previous position was only a minor holding of 25.1K shares
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Company Description
SUPERVALU Inc operates as a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers in the United States. Its food retail stores are operated under various banners, including Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's Supermarkets, Star Markets and the Albertsons.
Sector: Services
Industry: Grocery Stores
Country: United States