Supervalu settles suit with former executive who joined competitor - Bring Me The News

Supervalu settles suit with former executive who joined competitor

Author:
Updated:
Original:

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.

Next Up

Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen

Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

CrispAndGreenPhoto

Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

victoria burrow pizza

Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

cheers-2636510_1280

Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

covid saliva test

St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

burnsville center

Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

ambulance

Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 10.43.19 AM

Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

Related

Executive vice president departing Supervalu

Pete Van Helden is leaving the Eden Prairie-based company after 34 years. Kevin Holt, a former former executive at Meijer and Sears, will take his place later this month.

Supervalu to open books for potential buyers

The troubled Eden Prairie-based grocery-store chain is expected to provide prospective buyout firms financial information later this week, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last week, Supervalu hired Goldman Sachs to explore selling either part or all of its supermarket operations after it reported a plunge in quarterly profit.