DAYVILLE, Conn. — Natural and organics wholesaler United Natural Foods here said yesterday it had lost its supply business with Shaw’s, the New England chain that was acquired last year by Minneapolis-based Supervalu. The loss of the business nearly cut in half United’s sales growth in the supermarket channel for the quarter, the company said. Growth in supermarket distribution was up 6.6%, vs. 12.4% growth projected if it had retained the Shaw’s business, said Michael Funk, president and ...
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