Number of stores: About 1,340

Locations: National, but primarily east of the Mississippi River. Major concentrations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio and Florida.

Annual sales: Over $5 billion

Headquarters: St. Louis

How long owned by Supervalu: 20 years

Prime competition: Aldi, Wal-Mart, dollar stores.

Operating income as percent of sales in last quarter: 4.6%