SUPERVALU TO PARE STAFF, SELL OFF ABOUT 30 STORES

MINNEAPOLIS -- Supervalu here said last week it plans to sell about 30 stores and eliminate 10% of its work force positions to help cover the costs of implementing its Supervalu Advantage project. Announced in September, Supervalu Advantage is a program designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's food distribution system. It includes changes in pricing, vendor relations and

MINNEAPOLIS -- Supervalu here said last week it plans to sell about 30 stores and eliminate 10% of its work force positions to help cover the costs of implementing its Supervalu Advantage project. Announced in September, Supervalu Advantage is a program designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's food distribution system. It includes changes in pricing, vendor relations and systems. The plans for staff reduction and store selloffs drew initial negative reaction from

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