Los Angeles-based Unified has been the primary supplier for Haggen, the 29-store chain based in Bellingham, Wash., since 2007, when the wholesaler acquired Seattle-based Associated Grocers.
Unified said the flexibility and structure of the agreement will complement Haggen’s Northwest Fresh go-to-market strategy.
“The extension of our partnership with Haggen was made possible by the close working relationships we have," said Leon Bergmann, EVP, sales and procurement, for Unified.
"The new agreement will provide additional efficiencies for both companies while providing consistent execution with access to the greatest variety of products for Haggen’s customers.”
Clement Stevens, SVP of merchandising andfor Haggen, said the retailer is “confident that our vendor partners, and ultimately our customers, will benefit from the ever-growing selection of quality products.”
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