Supervalu settles suit with former executive who joined competitor


Eden Prairie-based Supervalu has settled a lawsuit against a former executive who resigned from the company to take a similar job with a competitor, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reports.

The grocer filed suit earlier this month against Leon Bergmann to prevent him from working for Commerce, Calif.-based Unified Grocers Inc.

Bergmann was being accused by Supervalu of breaking non-compete and confidentiality agreements.

But Bergmann, the former president of Supervalu's independent business organization claimed in court filings, that his interview with Unified Grocers did not take place before he left Supervalu. He also denied sharing confidential information about his former company or soliciting any of their clientele.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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