United Natural Foods

UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States & Canada. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth.

Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. Our distribution operations are divided into five principal units: UNFI, Eastern Region; UNFI, Western Region; Albert’s Organics; Select Nutrition Distributors; and UNFI Canada. In addition to distribution operations, UNFI's divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Markets, Woodstock Farms Manufacturing and Honest Green. We distribute from 28 distribution centers to customers throughout the United States & Canada and to more than 40 additional countries.

Company Growth (employees)
Providence, US
Size (employees)
9,554 (est)
United Natural Foods was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Providence, US

Key People at United Natural Foods

Sean Griffin

Sean Griffin

Chief Operating Officer
Steven Spinner

Steven Spinner

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Paul Green

Paul Green

President, Pacific Region
Michael Zechmeister

Michael Zechmeister

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Danielle Benedict

Danielle Benedict

Senior Vice President Human Resources
Eric Dorne

Eric Dorne

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative and Information Officer

United Natural Foods Office Locations

United Natural Foods has offices in Providence, Montréal, West Sacramento, Logan Township and in 3 other locations
Providence, US (HQ)
313 Iron Horse Way
West Sacramento, US
2995 Oates St
Medford, US
250 Old Marlton Pike
Uniondale, US
50 Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Sarasota, US
6272 Mc Intosh Rd
Logan Township, US
1155 Commerce Blvd

United Natural Foods Data and Metrics

United Natural Foods Financial Metrics

United Natural Foods's revenue was reported to be $8.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

8.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.3 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

125.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

224.1 m

Market capitalization (19-Jul-2017)

1.9 b

Closing share price (19-Jul-2017)


Cash (30-Jul-2016)

18.6 m


2.7 b
United Natural Foods's current market capitalization is $1.9 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.8 b8.2 b8.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

5.7 b6.9 b7.2 b

Gross profit

1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

916.9 m1 b1.1 b


210.8 m242 m224.1 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

7.8 m14.5 m16.3 m

Interest income

508 k356 k1.1 m

Pre tax profit

207.4 m229.8 m208.2 m

Income tax expense

81.9 m91 m82.5 m

Net Income

125.5 m138.7 m125.8 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16.1 m17.4 m18.6 m

Accounts Receivable

3.6 m7.6 m7 m


834.7 m982.6 m1 b

Current Assets

1.4 b1.6 b1.6 b


484 m572.5 m616.6 m


274.5 m266.6 m366.2 m

Total Assets

2.3 b2.6 b2.9 b

Accounts Payable

385.9 m390.1 m445.4 m

Total Debt

832.3 m737.6 m864.9 m

Current Liabilities

523.8 m530.9 m619.7 m

Total Liabilities

1.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

402.9 m420.6 m436.2 m

Retained Earnings

845.2 m983.9 m1.1 b

Total Equity

1.2 b1.4 b1.5 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.7 x0.5 x0.6 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.8 x1.9 x
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

125.5 m138.7 m125.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

48.8 m63.8 m71 m

Accounts Receivable

(70.7 m)(42.3 m)29.4 m


(97.8 m)(153.7 m)2.1 m

Accounts Payable

28.2 m16 m14.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

62.4 m48.9 m296.6 m

Capital Expenditures

(147.3 m)(129.1 m)(41.4 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(352.8 m)(142.1 m)(350.9 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(1.2 m)(11.2 m)(11.3 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

295.4 m94.4 m56.3 m

Interest Paid

6.6 m14.6 m16.7 m

Free Cash Flow

(84.9 m)(80.3 m)255.2 m
USDY, 2016


12 x


9.1 x


10.6 x


973.6 k


0.6 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.9 x

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