MINNEAPOLIS -- - Supervalu here recently enlisted the aid of two third-parties to handle payments as well as monitor the wholesaler's utility bills in search of greater energy dollar savings and energy-procurement efficiencies. "This will give us negotiating power [in a deregulated marketplace]," said Larry Townsend, director of energy procurement for Supervalu. "We expect to be able to negotiate from a very strong base having this information." Cass, St. Louis, will handle the payment of ...

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