Supervalu announces executive leadership changes

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Supervalu announces executive leadership changes

By Carolyn Schierhorn - 11/15/2017

Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc. today announced changes to its executive leadership team. Effectively immediately, Anne Dament has been promoted to executive vice president for retail, marketing and private brands.

Dament joined Supervalu in January 2017 and has made significant contributions to the company, including developing a plan and implementation strategy for improving Supervalu’s retail division, reorganizing multiple retail merchandise groups, consolidating wholesale and retail marketing efforts and driving new product introductions.

With respect to product development, Dament has brought new ideas and direction to Supervalu’s portfolio, according to the company, including launching more than 350 new private brand items this year as well as the national Quick & Easy meal solution program.

“Anne is a smart, creative, and dynamic leader and has made a significant impact on our team in a short time frame,” said Mark Gross, Supervalu’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Over the last year, she’s set a positive vision for our retail initiatives, particularly here in Minnesota, introduced exciting new product innovation to wholesale and retail, and brought greater collaboration between our retail and wholesale teams.”

Supervalu also stated today that Stuart McFarland has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 18. McFarland has worked at Supervalu since 2010 in positions of increasing responsibility and currently serves as vice president, associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary, focusing on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance.

“Stuart is an extremely intelligent, insightful, and hard-working leader who will hit the ground running with his knowledge of Supervalu and our industry,” Gross said.

Karla Robertson, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, has resigned from her position effective Nov. 17.

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