It's been the best of times and the worst of times for Unified Grocers. During the past year, the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the Western U.S. continued to add new members, including Alaskan & Proud and Times Supermarkets, but like many in the food business, the wholesaler has been challenged by a sluggish economy, inflation and rising health care costs. And, mirroring broader industry trends, Unified is seeing its upscale members perform very well, while other members ...
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