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SUPERVALU Board of Directors Elects Mike Jackson as President and Chief Operating Officer

Jackson to Lead SUPERVALU's Numerous Strategies Across Company



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    MINNEAPOLIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:   SVU)
 today announced the election of Mike Jackson, 51, as president and chief
 operating officer for the Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 company at its annual
 meeting.  Jackson most recently was executive vice president, and president of
 distribution food companies for SUPERVALU.
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     Commenting on today's announcement, Jeff Noddle, SUPERVALU chairman and
 chief executive officer, said, "Mike is an excellent choice to execute the
 broad array of strategies that SUPERVALU has underway.  The transformation of
 SUPERVALU continues to unfold and we are well-positioned to reach our full
 potential in grocery retailing and supply chain services.  Mike's strong
 execution skills will be an important asset to the organization as we
 implement a sizable number of initiatives including our new third-party
 logistics business, the new produce offering, numerous projects across our
 retail portfolio, and the further deployment of technology across our
 company."
     Mike Jackson commented, "I am very excited to serve SUPERVALU in this new
 role and look forward to providing leadership as we pursue these new business
 initiatives.  SUPERVALU offers an exciting future as a company rich with
 tradition and full of dedicated and talented individuals.  I am fully
 committed to the successful implementation of the company's strategic vision."
     Noddle added, "SUPERVALU has a very promising future.  Our strength in
 grocery retail and supply chain services, together with our business
 strategies and sound financial condition, is evidence of the groundwork we
 have laid to continue SUPERVALU's strong history of success."
     Effective immediately, Mike Jackson will assume the duties of president
 and chief operating officer.  Jackson's career includes both distribution and
 retail experience since joining SUPERVALU in 1979.  During his 26-year career,
 he has served the company in key assignments.  Prior to being named executive
 vice president, and president of distribution food companies in 2001, Jackson
 served as senior vice president of operations for corporate retail from 1999
 to 2001.  Within the industry, Jackson serves on the Food Marketing
 Institute's (FMI) wholesale advisory board, National Grocers Association (NGA)
 executive committee - board of directors, and the International Grocers
 Association (IGA) USA board of directors.  In the community, Jackson also is
 active in a variety of community roles, including the YMCA Metropolitan
 Minneapolis board of directors.  Jackson holds a degree in management and
 accounting from the University of Wisconsin.  He has also completed the
 Wharton School's executive management program at the University of
 Pennsylvania.
 
     About SUPERVALU INC.
     Celebrating its 135th year of fresh thinking, SUPERVALU INC., a Fortune
 500 company, is one of the largest companies in the United States grocery
 channel.  With annual revenues of approximately $20 billion, SUPERVALU holds
 leading market share positions across the U.S. with its more than 1,500 retail
 grocery locations, including licensed Save-A-Lot locations.  With its
 Save-A-Lot format, the company holds the number one market position in the
 extreme value grocery retail sector.  Through SUPERVALU's geographically
 diverse distribution network, the company provides distribution and related
 logistics support services to nearly 4,500 grocery retailers across the
 nation.  In addition, SUPERVALU's third-party logistics business provides
 integrated end-to-end supply chain management solutions that deliver value for
 manufacturers, consumer products retailers and food service customers.
 SUPERVALU currently has more than 56,000 employees.  For more information
 about SUPERVALU visit http://www.supervalu.com .
 
     The statements contained in this news release that are not historical fact
 are forward-looking statements and are made under the safe harbor provisions
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Certain important
 factors could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by
 such forward-looking statements, including the impact of competition, the
 nature and extent of the consolidation of the retail food and food
 distribution industries, the ability to attract and retain customers for the
 company's food distribution operations and to control food distribution costs,
 the ability of the company to grow through acquisition and assimilate the
 acquired entities, the execution of restructuring activities, potential work
 disruptions from labor disputes or national emergencies, the availability of
 favorable credit and trade terms, food price changes, general economic or
 political conditions that affect consumer buying habits generally or war-time
 activities, threats or general acts of terror directed at the food industry
 that affects consumer behavior, other risk factors inherent in the food
 distribution and retail businesses and other factors discussed from time to
 time in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE SUPERVALU INC.

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