SUPERVALU is now part of UNFI. The transformative transaction we announced in July has successfully closed. This afternoon we issued a press release which you can read here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/unfi-completes-transformative-acquisition-of-supervalu-300735117.html
Today marks a significant day in our combined companies’ history; together, UNFI and SUPERVALU emerge as North America’s preeminent food wholesaler. We look forward to engaging you as we execute our “build out the store” growth strategy and deliver for our customers. Together, we’ll bring retailers the best of both companies: a complete, store-wide product offering, innovative natural, organic, multi-cultural and private brand products, and a full suite of professional services, all backed by our industry expertise, vast distribution network, and associates’ commitment. These competitive advantages position our customers for sustained success.
Our suppliers play a critical role in our retailers’ operations, and the new company’s size and scale represents additional opportunities for you. We now serve over 45,000 stores in all 50 states, as well as Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Our 250,000 SKUs and 5,000+ private brand products span the entire store. We’ll have immediate cross-selling capability as a result. Our teams are eager to discuss how we can best serve our customers going forward.
We’re excited to work with you and share future plans as we integrate these two great organizations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Supplier Management team with any questions.