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In a presentation to investors and analysts yesterday, Supervalu chairman/CEO Jeff Noddle said, “We have delivered strong financial performance while transforming the company for the future. We are executing our plans to generate long term profitable growth which includes delivering improved sales, allocating capital to fund our business opportunities, and improving our overall financial condition.”

Noddle also said that the company’s stores that have been remodeled as part of the Premium Fresh & Healthy program are generating good results with healthy sales increases well above overall identical store sales growth. Noddle said, “We are pleased with our early remodel performance and plan to maintain our commitment to the important remodel program, increasing our major remodels in fiscal 2009 to 165 stores, up from fiscal 2008’s 125 store remodels.”

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