Friday, October 21, 2011

Supervalu surprise - 2nd quarter profit!

Supervalu (Acme, Save-A-Lot) announced last week that it posted a $60 million profit for its second quarter, compared to a $1.47 billion loss for the same quarter a year ago. President and CEO Craig Heckert cited game-themed promotions that were successfully tested in Philadelphia-area Acme stores as a contributor to the company's success.

Despite the profit, same-store sales for the quarter were down 1.8% for the quarter compared to the same period one year ago, and total revenues fell 2.6% to $8.4 billion. Through the first half of their fiscal year, Supervalu's net income was $134 million on sales of $19.5 billion. One year ago, the company reported a $1.4 billion loss for the first half of its fiscal year.

Supervalu operates under many banners, including Acme, Save-A-Lot, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'N Save and Shoppers.

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