UNFI Cites Improving Trends

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Strong sales trends of natural, organic and specialty product, particularly through independent retailers, helped drive the top line at United Natural Foods Inc. here in the fourth fiscal quarter, the company said last week. Profits for the quarter fell, however, because of about $6.3 million in one-time restructuring charges related to the divestiture of its nonfood specialty business.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Strong sales trends of natural, organic and specialty product, particularly through independent retailers, helped drive the top line at United Natural Foods Inc. here in the fourth fiscal quarter, the company said last week.

Profits for the quarter fell, however, because of about $6.3 million in one-time restructuring charges related to the divestiture of its nonfood specialty

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