Currently number 75 on the Fortune 500 list, Supervalu is the third largest food retailer in the United States. Over a very large number of successful years, Supervalu grew through a large number of acquisitions, bringing their current number of stores to 2505 stores. In addition to the grocery industry, Supervalu also houses pharmacies, fuel centers and distribution centers. With strong relationships in the industry and profitable years despite a bad economy, Supervalu is a longstanding American success story.
Like many large chains, a short, general application can usually be found in store and online. There may be a telephone interview, with at least one face-to-face interview in which the applicant is asked ten or fewer questions. Many of the interview questions are centered on resolving conflict, either with a customer or with another employee. Managerial positions often require a skills test, while cashiers are expected to be able to count back change. Additionally, a drug test and a background check may be required for employment.