Millbrook Impacts UNFI’s Profits in Q1

United Natural Foods Inc. yesterday said the Millbrook specialty-foods business was a drag on earnings in the first quarter, but the distributor is moving closer to reaping the benefits of the year-old acquisition.

DAYVILLE, Conn. — United Natural Foods Inc. here yesterday said the Millbrook specialty-foods business was a drag on earnings in the first quarter, but the distributor is moving closer to reaping the benefits of the year-old acquisition.

Net income for the period, which ended Nov. 1, was down abut 3%, to $13.2 million, but would have been up about 8.1%, to $14.7 million, excluding the impact from Millbrook. Total sales in the quarter were up 17.4%, to $864.2 million, including

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