Last year, United Natural Foods Inc. managed its rapid growth by making it easier for both suppliers to introduce new products and for retailers to stock and manage those products. Now, Steven Spinner is working hard to keep Providence, R.I.-based UNFI’s growth rate on track. “In 2011, we grew over 20%. So far this year, we’ve grown over 15%,” UNFI’s president and chief executive officer said in mid-June. “We like growing at that rate. The biggest ...

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