Dart Group comprises Shoppers Food Warehouse
, a 100 percent owned chain of 37 price-impact supermarkets operating in the greater Washington, D.
Then there is Shoppers Food Warehouse
, a price-impact division of Supervalu Inc.
At the end of the third quarter Supervalu's retail network consisted of 1,468 stores in 40 states, including 1,211 extreme-value outlets under the Save-A-Lot and Deals banners (encompassing 816 licensed stores and 395 corporate units), as well as 257 regional banner stores operating under such names as Cub Foods, Shop 'n Save, Shoppers Food Warehouse
, bigg's, Farm Fresh, Scott's Foods and Hornbacher's.
The store base includes 1,123 Save-A-Lot extreme-value stores (consisting of 262 company-owned food stores, 778 licensed food stores and 83 Deals outlets); 208 price superstores operating under such banners as Cub Foods, Shop `n Save, Shoppers Food Warehouse
, Metro and Bigg's; and 60 traditional supermarkets including Farm Fresh, Scott's Foods and Hornbacher's.
Nevertheless, the intensified competition from Shoppers Food Warehouse
, the clubs and the discount drug chains has forced both Giant and Safeway to pay sharper attention to pricing, while simultaneously making adjustments in operations, product mix, merchandising and advertising.
At quarter's end SuperValu had 1,194 retail units, including licensed locations, in 37 states; 933 Save-A-Lot limited-assortment stores, including 744 licensed outlets; 198 `price' superstores under the Cub Foods, Shop `n Save, Shoppers Food Warehouse
, Metro and Biggs banners; and 63 other units under the Farm Fresh, Scott's Foods and Hornbacher's names.
Jackson had been corporate senior vice president of operations for Supervalu's Shoppers Food Warehouse