ST. LOUIS -- August 11, 2003 -- For the third consecutive year, Dave Bloomquist, Grocery Procurement Manager for Save-A-Lot Food Stores, has been named one of 10 winners in the fifth annual Best Buyer competition sponsored by Frozen Food Age magazine. Bloomquist, who manages the company's grocery procurement and is directly responsible for frozen food procurement, will be honored and featured in the magazine's September issue. He will receive his award in October during the National Frozen Food Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Over the past five years, Bloomquist has been credited with refining and improving Save-A-Lot's successful custom and national brand frozen food selection. From almost 100 buyers nationwide, Bloomquist was voted as one of the best by representatives from the retail and wholesale/distributor frozen food industry.
"It's wonderful to be recognized by your colleagues," Bloomquist said. "But I really believe this award signifies the many strides Save-A-Lot has made in satisfying customer demands by providing high quality foods, including a wide mix if frozen items, at terrific savings. And we won't slow down. We'll continue to work hard to deliver value to our customers and the items they prefer."
Bloomquist has also been recognized as one of Private Label Buyer Magazine's Top Ten Retail Executives of the Year in 2003. Prior to joining Save-A-Lot, Bloomquist worked for Meijer Inc. and Dollar General after graduating from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He and his wife and two children reside in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Save-A-Lot is the nation's leading extreme value grocery retailer, operating more than 1,000 limited assortment food stores and 100-plus Deal$ - Nothing Over A Dollar general merchandise locations. Save-A-Lot has achieved its growth and success by developing a different way of retailing - offering a limited assortment of custom and national brand products at savings up to 40 percent compared to conventional grocery stores. Save-A-Lot is a subsidiary of SUPERVALU, the nation's 11th largest food retailer and the nation's leading food distributor. SUPERVALU is a Fortune 100 company and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SVU.