SUPERVALU Inc. Earnings: 3 Things to Watch

Next Thursday before the market opens, grocer SUPERVALU  (NYSE: SVU  ) plans on reporting second-quarter earnings. Though shareholders enjoyed a 187% gain in 2013, all one needs to do is zoom out to see what a rough time the company has had over the past five years.

SUPERVALU's stock is down 65% since February of 2009, and its once-hefty dividend is no more. Much of the reason for the company's trouble came from a decision to expand its presence just as the Great Recession came along.  

That, coupled with the fact that Wal-Mart  (NYSE: WMT  ) has been taking a greater and greater share of the low-end grocery market forced SUPERVALU to sell off many of its stores last year.  Many investors already know how important SUPERVALU's Save-A-Lot brand is for future growth, but there are two other critical areas to watch as well.

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Brian Stoffel has been a Fool since 2008, and a financial journalist for the Motley Fool since 2010. He tends to follow the investment strategies of Fool-founder David Gardner, looking for the most innovative companies driving positive change for the future.

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