United Sees Impact as Minor

Wholesaler United Natural Foods expects only a sales impact as the result of the merger of its two largest customers, Whole Foods and Wild Oats. We believe that most of the consumers in the closed stores will begin shopping in other accounts that we service, Michael Funk, chief executive officer, said in an earnings conference call, days after Whole Foods acquired its rival. Whole

DAYVILLE, Conn. — Wholesaler United Natural Foods here expects only a “minor” sales impact as the result of the merger of its two largest customers, Whole Foods and Wild Oats.

“We believe that most of the consumers in the closed stores will begin shopping in other accounts that we service,” Michael Funk, chief executive officer, said in an earnings conference call, days after Whole Foods acquired its rival. Whole Foods is expected to sell off the Henry's and Sun Harvest divisio

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