LOS ANGELES — Unified Western Grocers here is in the process of changing its name to simply Unified Grocers, as part of a new branding image. The member-owned cooperative wholesaler was founded as Certified Grocers of Los Angeles but changed its name to Unified Western Grocers in 1999 when it merged with United Grocers, Portland Ore. The latest name change comes as it is in the process of acquiring Associated Grocers, Seattle. However, that timing is coincidental, a spokesman for UWG told ...
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