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47. Supervalu
Rank: 47 (Previous rank: 51)
CEO: Craig R. Herkert
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Last year was hardly super for the country's fourth largest grocer. While rivals were luring consumers with price cuts, Supervalu and its Bristol Farms and Jewel-Osco brands, didn't adapt to the intensified competition. Nor did it benefit from synergies touted in its 2006 acquisition of Albertson's: Its supply chain business was 50% of revenue prior to the union.

Tackling these challenges is new CEO Craig Herkert's job. Hired away from Wal-Mart, though he spent 23 years at Albertson's, Herkert plans to focus on the company's economical Save-A-Lot stores and push profitable private-label brands everywhere else. --J.S.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 44,564.0 1.2
Profits -2,855.0 -581.5
Assets 17,604.0
Stockholders' equity 2,581.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 3,438.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues -6.4
Assets -16.2
Stockholders' equity -110.6
Earnings per share  
2009 $ -13.51
% change from 2008 -589.5
1999-2009 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2009 -8.8
1999-2009 annual rate -1.7
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 18 98,729.0
2 Kroger 23 76,733.2
3 Walgreen 32 63,335.0
4 Supervalu 47 44,564.0
5 Safeway 52 40,850.7
6 Rite Aid 89 26,289.5
7 Publix Super Markets 99 24,515.0
8 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 247 9,516.2
9 Whole Foods Market 284 8,031.6
10 Winn-Dixie Stores 306 7,367.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2009.
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