SuperValu has its roots in the 1870 founding of the B.S. Bull and Company, which was a dry goods seller in Minnesota. This venture failed but the backers went on to form other companies, which were merged into the Winston and Newell Company in 1926. This company eventually became SuperValu.
During the next 80 years, the Winston and Newell Company acquired ShopKo, Hornbacher’s, Cub Foods, Scott’s Food and Pharmacy, and Richfood Holdings.
In 2006 the cmpany acquired more than 2,000 stores when it bought Albertson’s Inc for $9.7 billion.
Today SuperValu is the third-largest food retailing company in the United States and ranks number 75 on the Fortune 500 list for 2012.
SuperValu operates more than 2,500 stores all over the United States, under the names Cub, Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Shop ‘n Save, and Hornbacher’s. SuperValu has 120,000 employees and had $34.327 billion in revenue in 2013.