Supervalu to sell 5 supermarket chains to Cerberus
NEW YORK (AP) — Supervalu Inc. says it reached a deal to sell five of its biggest grocery chains — Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Market — for $100 million in cash plus more than $3 billion in debt.
The sale to AB Acquisition, an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management, will include 877 stores.
The group will acquire the stores for $100 million in cash, and the new company will assume $3.2 billion in existing debt.
Following the sale, Supervalu will consist of a food wholesaler, Save-A-Lot, and regional chains Cub, Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Shop 'n Save and Hornbacher's.
Supervalu said grocery retail veteran Sam Duncan will replace CEO and Chairman Wayne Sales after the sale.