SUPERVALU INC. is a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. The Company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Save-A-Lot and Retail. The Wholesale segment spans approximately 40 states and serves as a primary grocery supplier to approximately 1,800 stores of independent retail customers, in addition to its own Retail stores, as well as serving as a secondary grocery supplier to approximately 230 stores of independent retail customers. Save-A-Lot is a hard discount grocery retailer in the United States. The Company conducts its Save-A-Lot operations through approximately 1,360 stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including over 900 licensed Save-A-Lot stores and approximately 460 Company-operated stores. It conducts Retail operations through over 200 stores organized under five regionally-based retail banners of Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop 'n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher's, and Rainbow and County Market stores.