AUBURN, Wash. — Teamsters Local 117 has renewed its strike at a United Natural Foods Inc. warehouse here, claiming that the wholesaler fired 72 workers at the facility during the on-again, off-again labor protest....More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Reduced inflation and some unexpected product shortages pressured sales growth at United Natural Foods Inc. in the first fiscal quarter, but net income still grew by 42% over year-ago results....More
AUBURN, Wash. — Drivers and warehouse workers at a United Natural Foods Inc. distribution center here have voted to reject the distributor’s “last, best and final” contract offer and authorized its union to call a strike....More
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here led all food retailer and wholesaler stocks tracked by SN in the first half of 2012 with gain of 37.69%, continuing a three-year-plus run of industry-leading gains....More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Natural Foods Inc. here on Tuesday said sales and profits increased in double digits in its fiscal third quarter, prompting the company to raise its revenue outlook for the year....More
PHOENIX — Sprouts Farmers Market here said it will begin re-branding the 37 Sunflower Farmers Market stores in July, following the announcement last week that the merger of the two companies has been completed....More
NEW YORK — The prospect of gasoline retailing for $5 a gallon would disproportionately impact food retailers with price credibility issues, according to a report released Wednesday by BMO Capital Markets....More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sales to conventional supermarkets — including the first full quarter of business with Safeway — led to a 15.5% sales gain during the fiscal second quarter for United Natural Foods Inc., the distributor here said last week....More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Natural and organics products distributor United Natural Foods Inc. here said Tuesday that it has named longtime foodservice distribution executive Richard Schnieders to the company’s board of directors....More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Natural Foods Inc. here plans to pursue growth opportunities in Canada while continuing a measured rollout of new technology and engineered labor standards to its distribution centers, the company told analysts Wednesday....More
To save money on fresh, local food, a growing number of shoppers are going off the retail grid. Specifically, they're banding together with people in their communities to establish food buying clubs....More
Power 50 Ranking, 2011: 20
Title: President and CEO
Company: United Natural Foods Inc.
Key Development: Successfully introduced the company to the conventional channel.
What's Next: Maintaining margins as it takes on larger accounts....More