Grocery stores in multiple states hit by data breach

A data breach at Supervalu Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., could affect thousands of people who shopped at the company’s stores between June 22 and July 17.

The breach may also affect customers from several other major grocery store chains for which Supervalu provides IT services as a third-party provider.

The stores affected by the breach include 180 Supervalu stores operated under the Hornbacher’s Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Farm Fresh and Cub Foods banners. Customers of all Jewel-Osco stores operating in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa were also affected. Supervalu offered up a list of the stores it believes were affected ( download PDF) and has posted a FAQ about the breach..

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