MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today announced that Anne Dament has been named Senior Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing effective immediately. In this role, Dament will lead the Company's retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing functions, and report to Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dament, a 25-year retail veteran who began her career at SUPERVALU, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Target Corporation where she oversaw food merchandising for its grocery business, including perishables, non-perishables, food service and private label brands.
"I’m thrilled that Anne is joining our leadership team,” said Mark Gross. “As we focus on improving our retail store performance, Anne's experience across varied retail and merchandising disciplines should prove extremely beneficial. Anne is a dynamic, collaborative leader with great experience building and leading high performing teams through transformation and change.”
“Returning to SUPERVALU provides a great opportunity to collaborate with grocery veterans I’ve respected throughout my career. Together, I’m looking forward to bringing a renewed energy to our retail banners,” said Dament.
Prior to joining Target, Dament spent seven years in senior level positions at PetSmart, including roles as Vice President of Merchandising Solutions and Vice President of Services. Dament’s retail career also includes 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility for Safeway where she held numerous category director positions, as well as the positions of Vice President, Business Unit General Manager, Homecare and General Merchandise; Group Vice President, Safeway.com; and Group Vice President, Perishable Strategy.
A native Minnesotan, Dament holds a marketing degree from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,067 stores composed of 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores operated under the Shop 'N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (store counts as of December 3, 2016). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.