SUPERVALU Names Mark Gross President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Gross joins SUPERVALU with 20 years of grocery and wholesale leadership experience. From 1997 to 2006, Gross worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers, including serving as Co-President of C&S’s overall operations from 2005-2006. Additionally, during his tenure with C&S, Gross served as Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and President of its affiliated retail grocery operations. For the past decade, Gross has led Surry Investment Advisors, a firm he founded, to provide consulting services to grocery distributors and retailers with respect to strategic and operational matters. In this advisory role, he has assisted grocery clients on several multi-billion dollar acquisitions and divestitures and consulted with private equity firms with respect to investments in food retail, distribution and consumer packaged goods sectors.
SUPERVALU® is a grocery industry leader, serving customers through more than 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised and independently owned stores across the country.
A history of grocery excellence
Our roots are in supply chain and wholesale distribution; in subsequent years we’ve grown to include traditional and hard discount grocery retail formats. Superior service, engrained in our culture, sets us apart from the competition and provides the experience our customers expect.
Our company today
SUPERVALU operates a complete range of grocery formats and merchandising programs that address the unique preferences of the communities we serve and allow us to satisfy differing regional tastes. Today, SUPERVALU and its 35,000 employees serve customers across the United States through a network of approximately 3,420 stores composed of 1,900 stores serviced primarily by the Company's food distribution business, 191 traditional retail stores, and 1,334 hard-discount stores, of which 957 are operated by licensee owners. Annual sales total approximately $17 billion.
We proudly provide millions of customers with the best products on the shelves: national brands and our high-quality and affordable private label products. Our combined expertise in grocery, pharmacy, independent business and supply chain operations provides SUPERVALU with a strong platform for sustainable success.