Mr. Sean F. Griffin has been Chief Executive Officer at SuperValu Inc since September 2018 and served as a Head of Integration from August 1, 2018 to September 2018. Mr. Griffin served as Head of Integration at United Natural Foods, Inc. since October 01, 2018. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at United Natural Foods, Inc. from August 1, 2018 until October 01, 2018 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from September 2014 until August 1, 2018
SuperValu, Inc. is an American retailing company. The corporation, headquartered in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been in business for over a century. It is the fifth-largest food retailing company in the United States (after Kroger and Albertsons), and ranks in the top 100 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list. Supermarket News ranked SuperValu #1 in the 2008 "Top Wholesalers for 2008".
On June 2, 2006, Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons, Inc. and 1,124 of its stores were sold to SuperValu. The sale was approved by the shareholders of both SuperValu and Albertsons on May 30, 2006. In January 2013, the company announced it was selling the Acme Markets, Shaw's, and Jewel-Osco chains and their remaining Albertsons stores to Cerberus Capital Management for $100 million in cash with Cerberus assuming $3.2 billion in existing debt. SuperValu would keep its Cub, Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Shop ‘n Save and Hornbacher’s brands as well as its wholesale supply operation while the Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, and Jewel-Osco stores were reunited with Albertsons. The deal closed March 21, 2013.