Financial Ratios Analyst Ratings SUPERVALU INC. (SUPERVALU) is a grocery channel that conducts its retail operations under the banners, such as Acme Markets, Albertsons, Bristol Farms, bigg’s, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Shop ’n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Star Markets. Additionally, the Company provides supply chain services, primarily wholesale distribution, across the United States retail grocery channel. The Company operates in two segments: Retail food and Supply chain services. During the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 (fiscal 2009), the Company added 44 new stores through new store development and closed 97 stores. The Company leverages its distribution operations by providing wholesale distribution and logistics and service solutions to its independent retail customers through its Supply chain services segment. The Retail food reportable segment derives revenues from the sale of groceries at retail locations operated by the Company (both the Company’s own stores and stores licensed by the Company). The Supply chain services reportable segment derives revenues from wholesale distribution to independently-owned retail food stores, mass merchants and other customers (collectively referred to as independent retail customers) and logistics support services. Retail Food As of February 28, 2009, the Company conducted its Retail food operations through a total of 2,421 retail stores, including 862 licensed Save-A-Lot stores. The Company conducts its retail operations throughout the United States under three retail food store formats: combination stores (defined as food and pharmacy), food stores and limited assortment food stores. The Company’s Retail food operations are supplied by 23 dedicated distribution centers and nine distribution centers that are part of the Supply chain services segment providing wholesale distribution to both the Company’s own stores and stores of independent retail customers. Combination stores provide a grocery offering, pharmacy department, and sections of general merchandise and health and beauty care. As of February 28, 2009, the Company operated 874 combination stores under the Acme Markets, Albertsons, bigg’s, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Jewel-Osco, Sav-on, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Shop ’n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Star Markets banners. Typical combination stores carry about 50,000 items and average approximately 60,000 square feet. Food stores focus their product offerings primarily on grocery departments and generally include many of the same product offerings as combination stores, but on a more limited basis and without a pharmacy. As of February 28, 2009, the Company operated 369 food stores under the Acme Markets, Albertsons, Bristol Farms, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel, Lucky, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Shop ’n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Star Markets banners. Typical food stores carry about 40,000 items and average approximately 40,000 square feet. The Company owns 316 limited assortment food stores operating under the Save-A-Lot banner. The Company licenses 862 Save-A-Lot stores to independent operators. Save-A-Lot food stores typically are approximately 15,000 square feet in size, and stock approximately 1,400 primarily custom-branded, high-volume food items generally in a single size for each product sold. Supply Chain Services The Company’s Supply chain services business primarily provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retailers. As of February 28, 2009, the Company was affiliated with approximately 2,000 stores of independent retail customers as their primary grocery supplier, in addition to the Company’s own stores, and approximately 700 additional stores of independent retail customers as a secondary grocery supplier. The Company’s wholesale distribution customers are located in 49 states, and include single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional and national chains, mass merchants and the military. The Company has established a network of strategically located distribution centers utilizing a multi-tiered logistics system. The network includes facilities that carry slow turn or fast turn groceries, perishables, general merchandise and health and beauty care products. The network is comprised of 22 distribution facilities, nine of which supply the Company’s own stores in addition to stores of independent retail customers. Deliveries to retail stores are made from the Company’s distribution centers by Company-owned trucks, third-party independent trucking companies or customer-owned trucks. In addition, the Company provides certain facilitative services between its independent retailers and vendors related to products that are delivered directly by suppliers to retail stores under programs established by the Company. These services include sourcing, invoicing and payment services. The Company also offers third-party logistics solutions through its subsidiary, Total Logistics, Inc. and its Advantage Logistics operations. These operations provide customers with a suite of logistics services, including warehouse management, transportation, procurement, contract manufacturing and logistics engineering and management services.