United Natural Foods

  1. Department: Food
PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #Budget–UNFI wrapped up its Natural & Conventional Spring & Summer Show in Orlando, Fla. this week, hosting over 1,000 brands and more than 2,000 customers.
  1. Corporate Strategy
MODESTO, Calif. — Supermarket industry veteran Robert (Bob) Miller has been named to the board of directors at The Save Mart Companies, a California-based grocer that operates approximately 200 Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx stores in the California Central Valley, Bay Area, and Northern Nevada. Save Mart, which is owned by Kingswood Capital Management, […]
  1. Stores & Formats
MNB reader Henry Stein sent me an email about last week’s In Conversation piece with Joshua Siegel, COO of the Titan Casket Company: Amazingly educational and provocative interview with Joshua Siegel at Titan Caskets. Clearly a guy and company that recognized an unfulfilled consumer need, satisfied only by a near monopoly. No doubt, Joshua is […]
  1. Department: Food
North American grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods has announced an agreement with Cornerstone for Natural to brings its Smart Shelf Tag programme to UNFI’s suppliers and retailers. Smart Shelf Tags contain ELi QR Codes, pitched as an enhanced, more secure version of a QR code, which can be scanned to provide shoppers with additional product […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we quoted a Benjamin Lorr op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times in which he wrote about the Kroger-Albertsons merger: “The supermarket industry is trapped in an unsustainable model, “chasing higher and higher volume to fund cheaper and cheaper prices. Which by necessity means grocers are always looking over their shoulder at their competition. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Not surprisingly, lots of email about the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger… An MNB reader weighed in: The pending merger of Kroger and Albertsons has a defined strategy for a spinoff of 100 – 375 stores into what is known as a SpinCo.  SpinCo’s exist for at least two major reasons: 1) To appease the regulatory authorities […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
There were numerous reports yesterday that Kroger and Albertsons have been negotiating a merger/acquisition agreement that could be finalized as early as today, though the stories also emphasized that a deal could be delayed or abandoned. The exact structure of the deal has not yet been reported, and neither company would comment on the record.  […]
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  Hand Held food for immediate consumption has driven growth in the fast-food sector for forty years.  Today there are 28.9 restaurants for every legacy grocery store according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Remember yesterday’s blog? Gen Z consumers had 66 fewer visits to restaurants in 2022 than in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Content Guy’s Note:  Scott Moses, Managing Director and head of the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants investment banking practice at Solomon Partners, last week posted on his company’s website an analysis of the Federal Trade Commission’s recent Merger Guidelines Listening Forum videoconference, designed to allow the FTC’s leadership to hear from members of the public about […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
United Natural Foods is said to be exploring a potential acquisition of SpartanNash as is Oak Street Real Estate Capital. SpartanNash operates as a grocery wholesale and owns 145 supermarkets under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market. It also supplies and operates commissaries for the U.S. military.
  1. Channel: Grocery
ST. LOUIS — The discount grocery retailer Save A Lot has appointed Trey Johnson as its new chief merchandising officer. He will report directly to chief executive officer Leon Bergmann. Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role, working with prominent brands and organizations including Albertsons, Big Lots, Family Dollar, Jewel […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Ireland-based convenience store group Musgrave has launched a major fundraising campaign to support people affected by the war in Ukraine. As part of the campaign Musgrave will immediately donate €250,000 (£210,00) to the Irish Red Cross and Unicef. From this week, shoppers in SuperValu, Centra and Donnybrook Fair stores will be able to donate £2 […]
  1. Associates & Employees
ST. LOUIS — Save A Lot has named Leon Bergmann its new chief executive officer. Bergmann will succeed interim CEO Craig Herkert, who will work to ensure a smooth transition in the coming weeks before Mr. Bergmann assumes the role in March. Bergmann brings more than 20 years of experience in the grocery and wholesale […]
  1. Merchandising
Musgrave, the Irish convenience group, is to install electronic shelf labels (ESLs) made by technology specialist Pricer in its SuperValu and Centra stores in Northern Ireland. Its aim is to improve efficiency and the customer experience, enabling the group to centralise pricing and promotions, and to update them in real-time. Michael Devlin, head of IT […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, Musgrave, has rolled out an ESL (electronic shelf label) solution from Pricer, across its SuperValu and Centra stores in Northern Ireland. “We needed a pricing automation solution which could dynamically and quickly modify prices in our stores in a synchronised way, while enabling us to be more sustainable with our […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Nisa Retail has appointed Nigel Maxwell to head its team in Northern Ireland. Maxwell has 30 years experience in grocery retailing and 20 years of that has been spent with independent retailers. Most recently he was sales director for Supervalu and Centra in Northern Ireland, part of the Musgrave group. This story continues at Nisa […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has announced an agreement with DoorDash “to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide.” The deal is intended to help independent grocers compete for customers who choose to shop for groceries online. “We know demand for this functionality continues to be very strong, and to remain competitive retailers […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) said yesterday that it signed a deal with delivery solutions provider DoorDash to provide services to its independent retail customers. According to the announcement, “UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash will give local grocers the opportunity to leverage the DoorDash platform to build an ecommerce and delivery offering that meets the needs […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Natural Foods Inc. has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash with the aim of bringing on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace. “Our relationship with DoorDash will make it easier for independent retailers to offer online grocery ordering and delivery,” UNFI chief strategy and innovation […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (the “Company” or “UNFI”) announced today that on October 12, 2021, it granted to J. Alexander Miller Douglas, its Chief Executive Officer, an inducement time-based restricted stock unit (“RSU”) award covering a total of 17,286 shares of common stock of UNFI and an inducement performance-based restricted stock […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
SuperValu Fruitfield, Richhill, County Armagh, successfully developed its ready meals business last year in response to the growth in eating at home brought about by the pandemic. After its Scullery Restaurant was forced to close, staff were redeployed into the store to work on the ready meals category and the initiative proved so successful, it […]
  1. Corporate Finance
PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (the “Company” or “UNFI”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter (13 weeks) and fiscal year (52 weeks) ended July 31, 2021. Fiscal 2021 Full Year Highlights Net sales of $27.0 billion, an increase of 1.5% Net income of $149 million Adjusted EBITDA of $746 million, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – United Natural Foods Inc. announced it had reached a new milestone in its relationship with RangeMe, the online platform established to empower retail buyers to efficiently discover innovative and emerging products while streamlining the inbound product-submission process. The evolved relationship between the companies enhances the ability for retailers and emerging suppliers to […]

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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]
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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]