MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2017--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today announced that Anne Dament has been
named Senior Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing
effective immediately. In this role, Dament will lead the Company's
retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing
functions, and report to Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief
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SUPERVALU names Anne Dament as its Senior Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)
Dament, a 25-year retail veteran who began her career at SUPERVALU, most
recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Target
Corporation where she oversaw food merchandising for its grocery
business, including perishables, non-perishables, food service and
private label brands.
"I’m thrilled that Anne is joining our leadership team,”
said Mark Gross. “As we focus on improving our retail store performance,
Anne's experience across varied retail and merchandising
disciplines should prove extremely beneficial. Anne is a dynamic,
collaborative leader with great experience building and leading high
performing teams through transformation and change.”
“Returning to SUPERVALU provides a great opportunity to collaborate with
grocery veterans I’ve respected throughout my career. Together, I’m
looking forward to bringing a renewed energy to our retail banners,”
Prior to joining Target, Dament spent seven years in senior
level positions at PetSmart, including roles as Vice President of
Merchandising Solutions and Vice President of Services. Dament’s retail
career also includes 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility for
Safeway where she held numerous category director positions, as well as
the positions of Vice President, Business Unit General Manager, Homecare
and General Merchandise; Group Vice President, Safeway.com; and Group
Vice President, Perishable Strategy.
A native Minnesotan, Dament holds a marketing degree from St. Thomas
University in St. Paul, Minn.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers
in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU
serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,067
stores composed of 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced
primarily by the Company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional
retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores
operated under the Shop 'N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, and West Virginia (store counts as of December 3, 2016).
Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 30,000
employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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