While analysts were largely supportive of the decision to seek strategic alternatives, the outlook was mixed. “An outright sale of the business would be complicated by the weak trends within Supervalu’s core retail food segment, and its heavy debt load,” Fitch said in a research note. “However, the hard discount segment would be an attractive property to the right buyer, and the independent business is relatively stable, and could garner some ...
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