Ray of sunshine

April 2006
Progressive Grocer;4/15/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p36
Trade Publication
The article asserts that the Sunflower Market format may be just the point of differentiation Supervalu needs to thrive in the strategic grocery industry in the U.S. in 2006. With the Albertson's acquisition, Supervalu adds a number of Albertson's stores and discount clubs to its Save-A-Lot stores already in Southern California. Still, Albertson's has faced tough competition from a variety of operators, particularly Safeway. To grow in this market, Supervalu will have to move away from the plain vanilla retailing of Albertson's past.


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