DAYVILLE, Conn. -- Favorable trends in the natural/organic segment will produce sales approaching $2 billion for United Natural Foods here, the company said last week.
by 24% to 25%. Gross margins will be in the low to mid-19% range, the company added.
However, the expected earnings of 93 to 97 cents per share (on sales of $1.9 billion to $2 billion) came in slightly below analyst estimates of $1 per share. Increased medical costs would cost the company around 2 cents per sh