SUPERVALU traces its beginnings back to 1870 when it was established by Hugh G. Harrison as the first modern grocery warehouse in Minneapolis. Today, with annual sales of approximately $40 billion, SUPERVALU has expanded to become one of the leading grocery retailers with more than 2,500 stores throughout the United States. The company provides distribution and related logistics support services to over 5,000 grocery retail endpoints across the U.S. With a work force of nearly 190,000 employees, SUPERVALU also operates Save-A-Lot, Albertson s, Shop 'n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shaw s and Sunflower Market stores. It operates over 900 in-store pharmacies, primarily under the Osco and Sav-on banners. In addition, the company offers Web-based business-to-business support and retail support services. It distributes grocery products to commissaries, central distribution centers and exchanges located on military bases. It also operates SUPERVALU University, an educational entity that organizes several skills-training sessions and programs for industry professionals on research, training and development consulting and course development. SUPERVALU Realty, a division of SUPERVALU, offers commercial real estate services. Its store formats include extreme value, price impact, high-end gourmet, and natural and organic stores. SUPERVALU annually provides more than $75 million in donations to benefit hunger relief, education and arts promotion.