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 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 the co-op is in the process of acquiring Associated Grocers, Seattle. However, the timing in coincidental, a spokesman told SN, since ...
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