SUPERVALU INC., Eden Prairie, Minn., announced plans for a streamlined independent business organization, which will consolidate from three regions to two, forming new East and West teams, located in Mechanicsville, Va., and Hopkins, Minn., respectively. To lead the new organizations, SUPERVALU named Kevin Kemp president of the East region and Bill Chew president of the West region.
With this new independent business, SUPERVALU will streamline the organization and reduce operating costs while continuing to drive sales growth with its current and prospective customers. The changes also take into consideration the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering excellent value, service and customer programs and offerings that meet the rapidly changing needs of its independent grocery store customers nationwide.
Initially, SUPERVALU anticipates reducing its employee workforce by approximately 200 positions throughout its independent business regional teams. Impacted employees will have an opportunity to apply for open positions within the new organization. The company expects to fill approximately 120 new independent business jobs resulting in a net workforce reduction in its independent business organization. Employees who do not have employment with SUPERVALU going forward as a result of this workforce reduction will receive an offer of assistance related to this transition.