United Natural Sees Shares Climb on Profit Gains

United Natural Foods here yesterday saw its stock price rise nearly 12% after it showed some earnings improvement and reaffirmed its guidance for the year.

DAYVILLE, Conn. — United Natural Foods here yesterday saw its stock price rise nearly 12% after it showed some earnings improvement and reaffirmed its guidance for the year. In a conference call with analysts, the company also said it has not seen any indications of trading down by consumers in its core natural and organic product business despite the concerns over the economy and rising prices. The company also said it has seen little resistance from its retail customers to an added surcharg

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