SUPERVALU INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates retail and wholesale food stores in the United States. Its stores primarily sell perishable and nonperishable grocery, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, fuel, and pharmacy products to shoppers, independent retail customers, single and multiple grocery store independent operators, regional and national chains, mass merchants, and the military. The company conducts its retail operations under the Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s, Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, and Star Market banners; and in-store pharmacies under the Osco and Sav-on banners. It also offers logistics services; and facilitative services, including sourcing, invoicing, and payment services between its independent retailers and vendors. As of September 05, 2012, it served customers through a network of approximately 4,400 stores comprising 1,101 traditional retail stores, including 798 in-store pharmacies; 1,336 hard-discount stores consisting of 939 operated by licensee owners; and 1,950 independent stores serviced primarily by its traditional food distribution business. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.