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Resignation of SuperValu CFO Bruce Besanko Imminent

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Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered SuperValu has announced that Bruce Besanko will resign his positions as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer effective July 5 to pursue an unspecified opportunity elsewhere.

bruce besankoBruce BesankoBesanko has been with the SuperValue since July of 2013, having previously served as executive vice president, coo and chief office administrator with OfficeMax.

The company, which ranks as one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the USA, also announced that Rob Woseth, its executive vice president and chief strategy officer, will assume the additional position of interim chief financial officer. Furthermore, David Johnson, vice president and controller, will take on the added responsibility of interim chief accounting officer, while the company completes a search for a permanent chief financial officer.

SuperValu is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the USA, with a workforce of roughly 29,000 employees and sales of approximately $12 billion in fiscal 2017. It serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,363 stores including 1,902 units operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the company’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions.