Supervalu restructures management under new CEO

Eden Prairie-based Supervalu is restructuring its management team in attempt to make a comeback. The grocery store chain is up against tough competition and recent attempts to attract shoppers with lower prices have not been successful. Late last month, the chain fired its CEO just weeks after reporting a dismal fiscal first quarter.
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Eden Prairie-based Supervalu is restructuring its management team in attempt to make a comeback. The grocery store chain is up against tough competition and recent attempts to attract shoppers with lower prices have not been successful. Late last month, the chain fired its CEO just weeks after reporting a dismal fiscal first quarter.

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