United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The company offers grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care items. It also provides nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections under the Woodstock Farms Manufacturing name; organic, non-GMO project verified, and specialty food and non-food items under the Blue Marble brand; pet food under the WILD HARVEST brand; and imported Greek feta cheese and organic ramen under the MT.VIKOS, KOYO, ASIAN GOURMET, MEDITERRANEAN ORGANIC, and NATURAL SEA brands, as well as various products under the TUMARO'S, ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY, SHOPPERS VALUE, Field Day, EQUALINE, CULINARY CIRCLE, ARCTIC SHORES SEAFOOD COMPANY, STONE RIDGE CREAMERY, and SUPER CHILL brands. In addition, the company provides home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products, as well as private label products through a network of 73 Cub Foods and Shoppers retail grocery stores; and retail store support, pricing strategy, shelf and planogram management, advertising, couponing, ecommerce, consumer convenience, store design, equipment sourcing, electronic payments processing, network and data hosting, point-of-sale hardware and software, automation tools, sustainability, and administrative back-office solution services. Further, it offers consumer and trade marketing programs, and programs to support suppliers in understanding its markets. The company serves chains, independent retailers, and supernatural chains, as well as foodservice, ecommerce, conventional military business, and other sales customers. United Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
United Natural Foods began in 1976 as a regional grocery wholesaler and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the company acquired several distributors and grew to a national scale. In 2004, UNFI acquired Associated Grocers of Florida and then in 2009, UNFI acquired Southern California distributor, Gourmet Specialty Imports.
Our mission is to connect farms to families How do we do it? We deliver more organic and natural food to more plates across North America. Why? Because everyone deserves to have healthier food options.
Our vision is to be the leading natural and organic distributor of choice powering the success of our customers and associates.
Mr. Richard Eric Esper (Chief Accounting Officer & Controller)
Mr. John W. Howard (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. John L. Clare (Chief Information Officer)
Mr. Michael C. Stigers (Exec. VP of UNFI & CEO of CUB)
Ms. Mahrukh Hussain (Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.)
Jeffrey Swanson (VP of Corp. Communications & Media Relations)
Mr. Steven J. Bloomquist (VP Investor Relations)
Recognition and Awards
UNFI has been honored on numerous occasions for their sustainability efforts, including the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award and EPA’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Award.