Pete Van Helden, executive vice president of retail operations at Supervalu Inc., will be leaving the company this spring in what the company refers to as “a mutually beneficial decision’’ for both Supervalu and the longtime retail veteran.


Pete Van Helden, executive vice president of retail operations, Supervalu Inc., Supervalu, chief executive officer and president Craig Herkert, Kevin Holt, Meijer Inc.






















































































































































































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Van Helden plans to exit Supervalu

May 14th, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS – Pete Van Helden, executive vice president of retail operations at Supervalu Inc., will be leaving the company this spring in what the company refers to as “a mutually beneficial decision’’ for both Supervalu and the longtime retail veteran.

"Pete has been a passionate leader of our retail businesses for many years, beginning his career with Albertsons in 1978," said Supervalu chief executive officer and president Craig Herkert. "During his 34 years with the organization Pete ran stores, drove integration after corporate mergers and acquisitions, and set strategy for the retail divisions."

Van Helden’s departure leads to the appointment of Kevin Holt, 53, a former Meijer Inc. executive who has significant experience leading teams in similar turnaround environments. He is accomplished at helping businesses streamline costs and enhance retail execution.

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