UNFI39s distributions centers from coast to coast Google map courtesy of UNFI

UNFI's distributions centers, from coast to coast. (Google map courtesy of UNFI)

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CEO Spinner: Fresh initiatives are paying off

United Natural Foods’ response to encroachment on its core center store distribution business has begun to bear fruit — fresh fruit, to be precise.

Steven Spinner, CEO of the Providence, R.I.-based natural products distributor, said acquisitions of several specialty and perimeter product distributors over recent months has helped to grow the company’s fresh business to 15% of its total sales. This effort has been complemented by an internal reorganization of its sa

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