DAYVILLE, Conn. — United Natural Foods Inc. last week said demand for natural and organic products has held up well during the recession, but the bulk of the growth is coming from conventional supermarkets and large natural-food chains rather than from independents. “We have seen that the demand for the organic product has remained,” said Steven Spinner, president and chief executive officer, UNFI. “What we have seen is a shift in where a lot of the consumers are buying it, as evidenced by ...
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