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Supervalu names James Weidenheimer EVP

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Staff writer | Minneapolis, Mn., USA | April 20, 2016
SupervaluApril 20, 2016, Minneapolis, Mn., USA - Supervalu Inc., a retailer, announced that veteran wholesale executive James Weidenheimer has been named to the newly-created position of EVP, corporate development and chief innovation officer.
Mr. Weidenheimer joins the Company after having spent the last 16 years in senior leadership positions with C&S Wholesale Grocers. He is expected to start in his new role by April 25, 2016.

Mr. Weidenheimer’s background includes serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for C&S Wholesale Grocers from 2008 to January 2016 when he retired from C&S.

Prior to C&S, Mr. Weidenheimer served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the wholesale division of Richfood Holdings. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.

SUPERVALU also announced additional changes to Gross’s executive leadership team.

Bruce Besanko, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has added the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from August 2013 to October 2015.

Additionally, the Company announced that Susan Grafton will serve in the position of Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Accounting Officer.