2000s - Today
Jeff Noddle is named Chief Executive Officer in 2001, following more than two decades of leadership by Mike Wright. In 2002, Noddle is named chairman of the board in addition to his position as president and CEO. This is also the year SUPERVALU launches SVHarbor, an industry-leading, Internet-enabled business-to-business portal for affiliated and corporate retailers, manufacturer partners and distribution centers.
In 2005 SUPERVALU introduces W. Newell, a specialty produce distribution company combining the company's long-standing heritage in produce, extensive produce retailing knowledge and market-leading position in food distribution.
In 2006, SUPERVALU acquires the premier retail properties of Albertsons, Inc. This transaction propels the company to the position of third-largest grocery retail company in the United States. The following year, East View Innovation Center opens on the company's home office campus in Minneapolis. This facility houses the majority of the company's business operations as well as state-of-the-art test kitchens, sensory laboratories and grocery store department prototypes for increasingly sophisticated planning.
In 2009 Craig Herkert is named president and CEO, following nearly a decade of leadership by Jeff Noddle.
In 2012, Wayne Sales is named president and CEO of SUPERVALU to help SUPERVALU reposition itself in the grocery wholesale and retail sector. The following year SUPERVALU divests several retail chains, including Albertsons, Acme, Shaw's and Jewel-Osco, allowing the company to refocus on its industry-leading logistics and grocery wholesaling expertise, affiliated retailers and smaller regional chains. In 2013 Sam Duncan is named president and CEO, replacing Wayne Sales.
Mark Gross is named president and CEO in February of 2016. In December of 2016 SUPERVALU completed the sale of Save A Lot. Today the company is looking toward the future with renewed energy and focus on growth in its primary business segments: Wholesale and its five strong regional retail banners: CUB FOODS, FARM FRESH, HORNBACHER'S, SHOP 'N SAVE and SHOPPERS.