SUPERVALU names president of Independent Business Organization
July 22, 2011
by MeatPoultry Staff
MINNEAPOLIS – Leon Bergmann has been named president of SUPERVALU Inc.’s Independent Business organization effective immediately, reporting to Craig Herkert, CEO and president. He replaces Mark Anderson, who is retiring later this summer.
Bergmann has been group vice president of Independent Sales, Marketing and Merchandising since January. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the independent retail segment of SUPERVALU’s business. He will continue to oversee the Independent Sales, Marketing and Merchandising team, as well as lead the Independent Business regions that are strategically positioned throughout the US.
Prior to Bergmann’s current role at SUPERVALU, he worked for C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he served as senior vice president, Sales and Customer Service, Northeast. In that position, he was responsible for customer satisfaction and sales for Ahold accounts. Prior to that role, he was responsible for customer satisfaction and sales for west coast accounts including independent retailers, Kroger, Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, Target, and FoodLand. SUPERVALU Inc. is one of the largest companies in the US grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $38 billion.
SUPERVALU Inc. is one of the largest companies in the US grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $38 billion. It serves customers across the US through a network of approximately 4,294 stores.