Millbrook Stalls United Natural Growth

United Natural Foods here said it has struggled with the integration of Millbrook Distribution, the specialty-foods purveyor it acquired last year. In a conference call with analysts discussing its second fiscal quarter, United said it would take longer than the company had anticipated to realize the benefits of Millbrook. We had originally forecasted being able to restore historical

DAYVILLE, Conn. — United Natural Foods here said it has struggled with the integration of Millbrook Distribution, the specialty-foods purveyor it acquired last year.

In a conference call with analysts discussing its second fiscal quarter, United said it would take longer than the company had anticipated to realize the benefits of Millbrook.

“We had originally forecasted being able to restore historical gross margins at Millbrook, as well as reduce some initial overhead,

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