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Supervalu to Cut 800 Office Positions

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here said Tuesday it plans to reduce its national workforce by approximately 800 positions, with the majority of cuts prior to Feb. 25, the date its fiscal year ends.

The reductions will not affect store-level workers but will impact all company offices, including current positions and open jobs that will not be filled, Supervalu noted.

"These reductions are necessary to help further strengthen and accelerate Supervalu's business turnaround in a very competitive marketplace," said Craig Herkert, president and chief executive officer. "These changes will allow us to better connect with our customers."

The company said the reductions are part of its strategic plan to deliver more competitive pricing to customers by removing permanent expenses from its business and reducing overall operating costs.

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