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Supervalu says it already has "transitioned" 54 stores to 90-percent waste diversion during the past year, exceeding its original target of 40 locations. The company's last fiscal year ended February 25, 2012.
"Last year marked incredible progress in our zero-waste efforts and we're even more excited about what lies ahead," said Craig Herkert, chief executive officer and president of the company.
Supervalu operates under nine traditional retail brands nationwide, including Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.
While the majority of efforts around waste diversion have been focused in the company's Albertsons stores, the work has also been aggressively expanded to Jewel-Osco and Shaw's.
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