EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, today announced it has selected the Oracle Cloud as its new technology platform that will enable the company to deliver more robust business management and data analytics capabilities to its customers. With Oracle Cloud, SUPERVALU will be able to provide an integrated portfolio of enterprise-grade cloud services to enhance the performance of its Human Resources and Finance functions.
"We have a terrific opportunity to deliver more professional services and back-end support to our existing wholesale customers, as well as leverage our scale and expertise to reach new customers," said Randy Burdick, SUPERVALU's Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. "The Oracle Cloud provides us with a more robust infrastructure and a comprehensive solution that we believe will help us drive increased efficiencies, speed decision-making, and enhance the overall customer experience. We're excited to offer this solution to our customers as another example of how we're using technology to further enhance their businesses for the future."
Initially, SUPERVALU will implement Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud, part of a broad suite of modern Oracle Cloud applications that are integrated with social, mobile and analytic capabilities, resulting in improved process integration and more complete and impactful reporting. The Oracle Cloud provides an enhanced user experience via a simple, scalable and intuitive design that can be delivered to users on desktop, tablet and mobile applications. SUPERVALU will use Oracle HCM Cloud's suite of talent and workforce management offerings designed to provide an engaging and collaborative HR experience to find and retain quality employees.
"Oracle Cloud provides SUPERVALU with a complete set of enterprise-grade cloud applications, offering both breadth and depth of functionality," said Rondy Ng, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle. "Our integrated ERP and HCM cloud solutions are uniquely placed to cater to today's changing business environment and enable our customers to modernize back-office operations and empower their people."
SUPERVALU will begin a phase-in of these new Oracle Cloud offerings across three key parts of its business: internal administration of its wholesale distribution and retail grocery businesses, and in services the company provides externally to its customers.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $18 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,588 stores composed of 1,796 independent stores serviced primarily by the Company's food distribution business; 1,360 Save-A-Lot stores, of which 897 are operated by licensee owners; and 200 traditional retail grocery stores (store counts as of February 27, 2016). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 40,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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