United Natural Posts Profit Gains

United Natural Foods yesterday said its second-quarter net income rose 50%, which the company attributed to benefits from the integration of the Millbrook specialty business, lower fuel costs and better expense control.

DAYVILLE, Conn. — United Natural Foods here yesterday said its second-quarter net income rose 50%, which the company attributed to benefits from the integration of the Millbrook specialty business, lower fuel costs and better expense control. Net income totaled $16.6 million, vs. $9.1 million in the year-ago period, when the natural-products distribution company was still struggling to integrate the Millbrook acquisition. Sales for the quarter were up 2%, to $847.6 million. Investors s

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