KEEPING STORE MANAGERS FROM BECOMING THE WEAKEST LINKS

What is the biggest lesson from this year's blockbuster Supervalu-Albertsons pending transaction? My biggest takeaway is Supervalu's belief in its ability to revive retail properties using its expertise in local marketing. Supervalu's Jeff Noddle, chairman and chief executive officer, underlined this point by saying his company will enable people closer to the consumer to make in-market decisions.

What is the biggest lesson from this year's blockbuster Supervalu-Albertsons pending transaction? My biggest takeaway is Supervalu's belief in its ability to revive retail properties using its expertise in local marketing. Supervalu's Jeff Noddle, chairman and chief executive officer, underlined this point by saying his company will enable people closer to the consumer to make in-market decisions. "You can't sit in one market and understand what consumers want in another market," he said.

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