SuperValu 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 5, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
7075 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55344
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On September 5, 2012, SUPERVALU INC. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that it was closing approximately 60 underperforming or non-strategic stores, including 38 stores in its retail food reporting segment and 22 Save-A-Lot locations. The Company expects to close the majority of these stores before December 1, 2012, the end of the Companys fiscal 2013 third quarter, and expects that the remaining store closures will be completed by February 23, 2013, the end of the Companys fiscal year. These store closures are part of a comprehensive plan to accelerate the Companys business strategy, reduce costs and improve shareholder value.
As a result of these store closures, the Company expects to incur total pre-tax charges of approximately $80 million to $90 million in fiscal 2013. Of these amounts, the Company expects that $50 million to $55 million will be incurred in its fiscal 2013 second quarter ending September 8, 2012, and the majority of the remainder will be recorded in its fiscal 2013 third quarter. The $80 million to $90 million estimate is comprised of approximately $45 million to $50 million in asset impairment costs, $25 million to $30 million in lease related costs, $7 million of other costs and $3 million of employee termination costs, including severance and other benefits. Only the employee termination costs will result in incremental future cash expenditures.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 11, 2012