Supervalu Revamps Buying

Supervalu here said it plans to consolidate five Albertsons meat and grocery procurement offices into a single regional procurement department in Fullerton, Calif., and plans to shift most responsibility for produce at Albertsons to its W. Newell operation in Champaign, Ill. In a letter to vendors, Bernie Grutsch, vice president of procurement, said the moves are designed to increase efficiencies

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here said it plans to consolidate five Albertsons meat and grocery procurement offices into a single regional procurement department in Fullerton, Calif., and plans to shift most responsibility for produce at Albertsons to its W. Newell operation in Champaign, Ill.

In a letter to vendors, Bernie Grutsch, vice president of procurement, said the moves are designed “to increase efficiencies and take advantage of resources and expertise available throughout

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