Major announcement during SuperValu’s 2018 National Expo

ST. PAUL, MN — In the midst of its 2018 National Expo at the RiverCentre here, SuperValu announced that it is being purchased by organic foods specialist United Natural Foods Inc., based in Providence, RI, in a $2.9 billion deal. UNFI distributes more than 110,000 products to more than 43,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The fifth annual SuperValu National Expo for independent grocery retailers, held July 24-26, drew more than 6,000 attendees and covered 133,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 600 vendors. In addition to the trade show, education sessions and workshops on industry topics, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, captain of US Airways flight 1549 during the Miracle on the Hudson, presented the keynote speech and songwriter Gavin DeGraw headlined the fundraiser for Feeding America. The announcement about SuperValu’s sale came on the last day of the expo

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