Supervalu reorganizes independent business unit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu on Thursday reorganized its operations in an effort to streamline the independent business organization. As part of the new structure, Supervalu's independent business will consolidate from three regions to two regions, forming new East and West teams. The new East and West independent business regions will be located in Mechanicsville, Va., and Hopkins, Minn., respectively. 

To lead the new organizations, Supervalu has named Kevin Kemp president of the East region and Bill Chew president of the West region. 

With this new independent business organization, Supervalu will reduce operating costs while continuing to drive sales growth with its current and prospective customers. The changes also take into consideration the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering value, service and customer programs and offerings that meet the rapidly changing needs of its independent grocery store customers nationwide.

The reorganization will result in a net workforce reduction of approximately 80 positions.

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