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Supervalu hires Wal-Mart exec to run Save-A-Lot

There are 4 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 12, 2011, titled Supervalu hires Wal-Mart exec to run Save-A-Lot. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Supervalu Inc. has named a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive to lead its Save-A-Lot grocery chain.

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butch

Wayzata, MN

#1 May 12, 2011
First thing on the to-do list is to cancel all union contracts and then lower the prices!

Unions have priced themselves out of the market and competitors are eating their lunch!!

Unions have bled this employer dry and the management must take drastic measures to ensure it survives the move into the city of by the competition that can adapt their workforce to keep low prices!!

Libs, loons, and demathug unions are the #1 business killer. Good people don't need to pay some goon business agent to be an indentured servant. Emancipate the empoloyees--let them opt out of paying dues or demand that the union employ that desperate lot!!!!
Jim Hennen

Deltona, FL

#2 May 12, 2011
Here in Flori'duh', we have Save A Lot stores and daily, they kick WallyWorld's butt in pricing, but that is not hard to do as WalMart seems to be intent on becoming the price leader. I do 80+% of my grocery shopping at Save A Lot stores, 15% at others (Publix, etc) with about 5% at Walmart. Walmart used to get about $400 each month. They get about $25 now and it is dropping. Heck, even the regular supermarkets are generally as low or cheaper than WallyWorld, and they carry fewer Chinese products as well, much better for the national and local economies. I can only hope that this new guy will NOT inject WallyWorld's business model in the the mix.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 12, 2011
What is interesting about Walmart is that they alone are the 3rd or 4th largest trading partner with China. I remember less than 20 years ago they had an ad campaign on TV with Sam Walton himself bragging how they buy products made in America to sell to Americans and how Walmart was helping to keep manufacturing jobs in America. They did not do enough.
Jim Hennen wrote:
Here in Flori'duh', we have Save A Lot stores and daily, they kick WallyWorld's butt in pricing, but that is not hard to do as WalMart seems to be intent on becoming the price leader. I do 80+% of my grocery shopping at Save A Lot stores, 15% at others (Publix, etc) with about 5% at Walmart. Walmart used to get about $400 each month. They get about $25 now and it is dropping. Heck, even the regular supermarkets are generally as low or cheaper than WallyWorld, and they carry fewer Chinese products as well, much better for the national and local economies. I can only hope that this new guy will NOT inject WallyWorld's business model in the the mix.
Amazed

United States

#4 May 12, 2011
Santiago who? Walmart must have done a wonderful job hiding this guy for the last decade or so - never heard of him. Another one of the rats jumping from the Titanic they have punched so many holes in. Walmart is in the process of its own turnaround - from first to worst in 5 years - way to go Mike Duke.

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