LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here said Friday it has hired a San Francisco-based public affairs firm headed by former Safeway executive Kevin Herglotz. The firm — HPA Strategies — will provide the member-owned wholesaler with government relations representation at the federal, state and local levels; counsel on legislative, community and stakeholder issues; and input on strategic communications. Those functions were formerly handled by Peter Larkin, who had his own consulting firm before ...

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