MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here plans to complete the cutback of the Albertsons operation in Boise, Idaho, by the end of the summer as part of an effort to enhance the ability of the staffs at corporate and the Intermountain West division "to collaborate and partner for increased understanding and success," a company spokeswoman told SN yesterday. "That division continues to be a major business unit for the company, and bringing those associates into our main building will provide corporate staff better insight into what's happening at the stores while creating a cohesive team atmosphere to facilitate and maximize communication across the company." Supervalu, which acquired the premier operations of the former Boise-based company in June 2006, plans to reduce the staff there to about 1,700, down 30% from the 2,350 people working there at the time of the acquisition, encompassing executives whose positions were duplicative as well as 400 merchandising and marketing people whose jobs were moved to the corporate offices here, Supervalu said. The company also said it plans to shut down five of the 10 Albertsons buildings in Boise, including three leased units and two owned locations.
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