By Dow Jones Business News,
January 13, 2014, 05:19:00 PM EDT
By Tess Stynes
Supervalu Inc. Chairman Robert Miller is resigning to focus on other demands after less than a year in the
Mr. Miller, who has been chairman since March of last year, will serve as a nonpaid adviser to the board, and will
be succeeded by Gerald Storch.
Mr. Storch is chairman and chief executive of Storch Advisers, a management and advisory firm focused on retailing,
e-commerce, consumer products and services, and consumer financial services. His previous experience includes serving as
chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us from 2006 to 2013.
Supervalu director Phil Francis said that Mr. Storch's "tremendous experience in food and specialty retailing makes
him especially well qualified for this role."
Traditional grocers such as Supervalu and Safeway Inc. have struggled in recent years as they compete for customers
in a sluggish economy. The sector also has been pressured as dollar stores, drugstores and mass-market retailers such as
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expanded their grocery offerings.
Supervalu recently reported that its fiscal third-quarter earnings nearly doubled on lower expenses and growth at
its Save-A-Lot business, masking a modest decline in total revenue.
Through Monday's close, the stock is down 16% this year.
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