SUPERVALU Inc is a Delaware corporation, was organized in 1925 as the successor to two wholesale grocery firms established in the 1870's. The Company is a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. The Company leverages its distribution operations by providing wholesale distribution and logistics service solutions to its independent retail customers through its Independent Business segment. The Company's Save-A-Lot format is one of the nation's largest hard discount grocery retailers by store count. It has three reportable segments: Independent Business, Save-A-Lot and Retail Food. Independent Business segment primarily provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retailers. Its Independent Business network spans 42 states and serves as primary grocery supplier to approximately 1,820 stores of independent retail customers, in addition to the Company's own stores, as well as serving as secondary grocery supplier to approximately 420 stores of independent retail customers. The Company conducts its Save-A-Lot operations through a total of 1,330 stores under the Save-A-Lot banner, including 948 licensed Save-A-Lot stores, located throughout the United States. The Company's Save-A-Lot operations are supplied by 16 dedicated distribution centers providing wholesale distribution to its own stores and licensed stores. The Company owns 382 Save-A-Lot stores. Save-A-Lot stores are typically about 15,000 square feet in size and carry a specific assortment of high volume appropriately sized items largely focused on private label products. During fiscal 2014, the Company added 40 Save-A-Lot stores through new store development, comprised of 10 corporate-operated stores and 30 licensee-operated stores, and closed 41 Save-A-Lot stores, 40 of which were operated and closed by licensed operators. The Company conducts its Retail Food continuing operations through a total of 190 stores located throughout the United States. Its Retail Food operations are supplied by one dedicated distribution center and nine distribution centers that are part of the Independent Business segment providing wholesale distribution to both its own stores and stores of independent retail customers.