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Supervalu recently celebrated 70 years of partnership with Richmond, Va.-based grocer Ukrop’s Supermarkets.
Jeff Noddle, chairman and c.e.o. of the Minneapolis-based retailer and distributor Supervalu, and Janel Haugarth, e.v.p. and and c.o.o. at the company, joined Eastern Region president Kevin Kemp and members of his executive staff for a reception at The Jefferson on May 20. Bobby Ukrop, along with Ukrop’s c.o.o. David Naquin, were joined by a number of Ukrop’s corporate leaders at the celebration.
Noddle presented Bobby Ukrop with a custom oil painting that includes images of the original Ukrop’s location on Hull Street in Richmond, and company founders, Joe and Jacqueline Ukrop.
Ukrop’s original application for membership in Richmond Food Stores, Inc. (forerunner of Richfood, now Supervalu’s Eastern Region), dated February of 1938, was also framed and presented to the Ukrops.
Both Noddle and Kemp thanked the Ukrop’s organization for the opportunity to serve them for so many years and said they looked forward to continuing their strong partnership for growth.