United Loses Shaw's Business

Natural and organics wholesaler United Natural Foods said last week it had lost its supply business with Shaw's, the New England chain that was acquired last year by Minneapolis-based Supervalu. After Supervalu acquired the account, they consolidated all their purchases in specialty foods and natural with one supplier, said Michael Funk, president and chief executive officer,

DAYVILLE, Conn. — Natural and organics wholesaler United Natural Foods here said last week it had lost its supply business with Shaw's, the New England chain that was acquired last year by Minneapolis-based Supervalu.

“After Supervalu acquired the account, they consolidated all their purchases in specialty foods and natural with one supplier,” said Michael Funk, president and chief executive officer, United, in a conference call with analysts discussing results for the first fi

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