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Supervalu names president of independent business organization

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu announced that it has named Leon Bergmann as president of its independent business organization, reporting to Craig Herkert, CEO and president. He replaces Mark Anderson, who will be retiring from Supervalu later this summer.

Bergmann has been the company’s group VP 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 United States. Bergmann will begin to assume his new responsibilities immediately.

“We believe Leon’s strength and innovation in sales, his understanding of and passion for the independent retail business and Supervalu’s wholesale model, as well as his breadth of experience within the very competitive wholesale landscape nationwide make him ideally suited for this position,” Herkert said.

Prior to Bergmann’s current role at Supervalu, he worked for C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he served as SVP 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. 

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