UnCup™ single serve pod to use 30 percent less material by weight
than leading national brand pod
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 4, 2012--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced the launch of the Java
Delight® Single Serve UnCup™, a new single serve size of its premium
coffee product that will be available in stores beginning this month.
Java Delight® products are available in SUPERVALU’s 1,100 traditional
retail stores and in independent stores served through SUPERVALU’s
“The UnCup pod provides our customers with a premium single serve coffee
at an affordable price,” said Sam Mayberry, SUPERVALU’s Vice President
of private brands. “It was also important for us to develop a product
that is more environmentally friendly and our UnCup single serve pod
uses 30 percent less material by weight than the leading national brand
pod. Protecting the environment is very important to SUPERVALU and we
continue to focus on producing as little waste as possible when
launching new products and packaging.”
Currently, the coffee will be available in six flavors and additional
flavors are currently in development. The UnCup pod can be used with
leading single serve coffee makers including Keurig® brewing systems.
The Java Delight Single Serve UnCup will be available in all of
SUPERVALU’s traditional retail banners including ACME, ALBERTSONS, CUB
Foods, FARM FRESH, HORNBACHER’S, JEWEL-OSCO, SHAW’S, STAR MARKET, SHOP
‘N SAVE and SHOPPERS. The Java Delight UnCup will also be available at
independent stores who are supplied by SUPERVALU.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately
$35 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through
a network of approximately 4,400 stores composed of 1,101 traditional
retail stores, including 798 in-store pharmacies; 1,336 hard discount
stores, of which 939 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,950
independent stores serviced primarily by the Company's food distribution
business. SUPERVALU has approximately 130,000 employees. For more
information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
Source: SUPERVALU INC.
Mike Siemienas, 952-828-4245