United Natural Foods, Inc. operates as a distributor and retailer of natural, organic and specialty products. The company sells its products primarily throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers approximately 85,000 natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products, consisting of national, regional and private label brands grouped into 6 product categories, such as grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products and personal care items. The company serves approximately 40,000 customer locations primarily located across the United States and Canada, which could include independently owned natural products retailers, which include buying clubs; supernatural chains, which consist solely of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market); conventional supermarkets, which include mass market chains; and other, which includes foodservice and international customers outside of Canada. Divisions The company’s operations include three principal operating divisions: Wholesale, Retail, and Manufacturing and Branded Products. Wholesale This division includes the company’s broadline natural, organic and specialty distribution business in the United States; the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, UNFI Canada, Inc., which is the company’s natural, organic and specialty distribution business in Canada; the company’s subsidiary, Tony's Fine Foods (Tony's), which is a major distributor of a range of specialty protein, cheese, deli, food service and bakery goods, principally throughout the Western United States; Albert's Organics, Inc. (Albert's), which is a major distributor within the United States of organically grown produce and non-produce perishable items; and Select Nutrition, which distributes vitamins, minerals and supplements. The company’s broadline distribution business is organized into three regions—its Eastern Region, Western Region and its Canadian Region. The company distributes natural, organic and specialty products in all of its product categories to customers in the Eastern and Midwestern portions of the United States through its Eastern Region and to customers in the Western and Central portions of the United States through its Western Region. The company’s Canadian Region distributes natural, organic and specialty products in all of its product categories to all of its customers in Canada. As of August 1, 2015, the company’s Eastern Region operated 11 distribution centers, which provided approximately 3.9 million square feet of warehouse space; Western Region operated 6 distribution centers, which provided approximately 2.6 million square feet of warehouse space; and Canadian Region operated 4 distribution centers, which provided approximately 0.3 million square feet of warehouse space. The company, through Tony's, distributes perishable food products, including a range of specialty protein, cheese, deli, food service and bakery goods. Tony's operates out of four distribution centers located on the West coast in California and Washington, providing approximately 0.5 million square feet of warehouse space. The four California locations are certified as Organic by the State of California Departments of Public Health Food and Drug Branch. The company, through Albert's, distributes organically grown produce and non-produce perishables, such as organic milk, dressings, eggs, juices, poultry and various other refrigerated specialty items. Albert's operates out of four distribution centers located throughout the United States, providing approximately 0.3 million square feet of warehouse space, and is designated as a ‘Certified Organic Distributor’ by Quality Assurance International, Inc. (QAI). The company, through Select Nutrition, distributes approximately 15,000 health and beauty aids, vitamins, minerals and supplements from distribution centers in Pennsylvania and California. Certain of the company’s distribution centers are shared by multiple operations within its Wholesale division. Retail This division consists of Earth Origins Market (Earth Origins). The comp
united natural foods inc
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