Supervalu grocery stores sell standard goods for a low price, but that low price is resulting in larger long-term costs. Supervalu carries conventionally priced coffee, bananas, and other commodities that are purchased from from impoverished farmers at unsustainably low rates. Grocery chains such as Supervalu have a responsibility to pay a fair price for goods but are still reluctant to embrace Fair Trade products. Bottom line: Adopt a SUPERVALU market near you to call for Fair Trade merchandise. Let the Green Shift guide you to sustainable alternatives.
-- Profile Updated 07/01/2010
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU is among the largest food wholesalers and retailers in the nation. It operates approximately 1,550 grocery stores under names such as Cub Foods, Shop n' Save and Save-a-Lot. The company recorded sales topping $19.5 billion in 2005 with over 56,000 employees.
Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products. Sign up to Adopt-A-Supermarket today. Tell us which store you are adopting and the location of the store.
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Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA
On March 19, 2003 a U.S. District Judge announced that an age discrimination lawsuit against Supervalu would go to trial nearly three years after its original filing. Former Supervalu employees argued that the company systematically eliminated older workers following a meeting in which one vice president, Leland Drake, was quoted saying, "This is how we stay legal, to eliminate the old people from the system." One company memo quoted an executive discussing targeting older workers, noting the possibility of a discrimination suit which would harm Supervalu's image.
-- National Association of Convenience Stores, 03/19/2003
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