LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers, the retailer-owned cooperative here, sent a letter to the homes of all its employees late last week emphasizing the company’s commitment to helping its administrative staff deal with the uncertainties of the economy. In the letter, Al Plamann, president and chief executive officer, reassured employees that the company is in “a very strong financial position,” with solid bank financing and access to additional capital if needed. However, he asked all employees ...

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