SUPERVALU Inc. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States with annual sales of approximately $16.5 billion. For nearly 150 years, SUPERVALU has helped new and existing owners successfully open, grow, and manage their grocery business. During this time weve helped lead, innovate, and implement nearly every major change within grocery store operations and wholesale distribution. We thrive on helping our retailers stay ahead of the industry while creating efficient and cost effective ways to deliver goods across the United States.
Our Wholesale operations includes a network of 28 distribution centers covering approximately 21 million square feet from which we supply a broad assortment of over 175,000 SKUs to more than 3,600 retail stores in 48 states, including independent retailers operating diverse formats, regional and national chains, military commissaries, internationally through our SUPERVALU International division, and our corporate-owned retail stores.
By joining SUPERVALU, our customers immediately become part of one of the largest networks of grocery retailers in the country and one of the most successful wholesalers nationally. SUPERVALU is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, with regional offices in California, Washington, Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia and Virginia. SUPERVALU prides itself on an ability to leverage its size and scale to deliver national programs to the benefit of its entire network of retailers, while at the same time recognizing the continued importance in being locally relevant. Our sales and operations teams work closely to ensure SUPERVALU is delivering a store program that meets the changing demands of customers - whether the retailer operates a single store in Oregon, a growing chain of stores in Illinois, or are part of a group of stores in Pennsylvania.
Wholesale Distribution Business. SUPERVALU is a wholesaler that supplies company-owned stores and stores owned by independent retail operators with products ranging from deli, bakery, produce, fresh meats, dairy, frozen and grocery to household cleaning supplies and health and beauty products. The company buys these products directly from manufacturers and growers. SUPERVALU resells and generally delivers product to retail grocery stores and chains that do not have the resources to move product directly from manufacturers. SUPERVALU believes that their success is dependent upon the ability of the stores of their wholesale customers to compete successfully. For this to happen, SUPERVALU offers wholesale customers a wide variety of food and non-food products, including national and regional brands, and their own extensive lines of private label products. SUPERVALU also offers a broad array of professional services that provide wholesale customers with cost-effective and scalable solutions. These services include pass-through programs in which vendors provide services directly to our wholesale customers, as well as services and solutions we develop and provide directly. SUPERVALU services include retail store support, advertising, couponing, e-commerce, network and data hosting solutions, training and certifications classes, and administrative back-office solutions.
From a comprehensive program to help retailers with every aspect of their growing business, to a customized offering that meets only the specific needs of a retailer's business today, SUPERVALU should be a retailers first choice and first call when considering ways to improve their business.
SUPERVALU's approach is to meet with retailers and develop plans that will help to achieve their specific goals, objectives, and local store needs. Whatever the business need, SUPERVALU has the solution.
While SUPERVALU delivers the best products available at competitive prices, their merchandising teams work closely with manufacturers to develop and deliver comprehensive merchandising programs to independent retail operators. The purpose of their programs is to drive sales and profitability for the independent retail operators, SUPERVALU and the manufacturer.