Annual Sales Up, Profits Down for Unified

New-store growth and improved performance of perishable and specialty categories lifted annual sales at Unified Grocers 6.1% to $3.1 billion, the cooperative wholesaler said Thursday.

LOS ANGELES — New-store growth and improved performance of perishable and specialty categories lifted annual sales at Unified Grocers 6.1% to $3.1 billion, the cooperative wholesaler here said Thursday. Net earnings of $14.4 million decreased 6.1% from fiscal 2006 but when adjusted for litigation recoveries in 2006 increased by more than 10%, Unified said. “If you factor out the unusual items that boosted our results last year, our core business experienced significant improvement in 2007,” s

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