NEW YORK — Supervalu expects to boost its comparable-store sales numbers from less than 1% to levels approaching the 3% to 5% range — closer to the performance of rivals Safeway and Kroger — as it improves execution and service at the store level, Supervalu's chairman and chief executive officer said at an investor conference here last week. “Both Safeway and Kroger have been investing in their businesses for the past four or five years, and the [identical-store] sales they're getting show ...

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