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United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is the independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items, and organic produce. In addition to distribution services, the company provides a range of value-added services for its customers and suppliers. UNFI's services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. Its 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.

TypePublic
Founded1978
HQProvidence, US
Websiteunfi.com
Employee Ratings2.5

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2019)19,000(-6%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$21.4 B(+110%)
Share Price (Nov 2019)$8

Key People/Management at United Natural Foods

Sean Griffin

Sean Griffin

COO
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
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United Natural Foods Office Locations

United Natural Foods has offices in Providence, Alamosa, Ashland, Brattleboro and in 138 other locations
Providence, US (HQ)
313 Iron Horse Way
Alamosa, US
Alamosa, CO 81101, USA
Ashland, US
Ashland, OR 97520, USA
Brattleboro, US
Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Chelmsford, US
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Logan Township, US
1155 Commerce Blvd
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United Natural Foods Financials and Metrics

United Natural Foods Revenue

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United Natural Foods's revenue was reported to be $21.39 b in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (FY, 2019)

21.4b

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

2.8b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

13%

Net income (FY, 2019)

(285.0m)

EBIT (FY, 2019)

(291.0m)

Market capitalization (15-Nov-2019)

427.6m

Closing stock price (15-Nov-2019)

8.0

Cash (3-Aug-2019)

42.4m

EV

3.3b
United Natural Foods's current market capitalization is $427.6 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

4.5b5.2b6.1b6.8b8.2b8.5b9.3b10.2b21.4b

Revenue growth, %

20%3%9%

Cost of goods sold

3.7b4.3b5.0b5.7b6.9b7.2b7.8b8.7b18.6b

Gross profit

824.8m916.0m1.0b1.1b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.5b2.8b
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

76.7m91.3m107.9m125.5m138.7m125.8m130.2m165.7m(284.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

35.3m39.6m42.4m48.8m63.8m71.0m86.1m87.6m246.8m

Inventories

(66.3m)(62.8m)(123.9m)(97.8m)(153.7m)2.1m(6.9m)(108.8m)177.1m

Accounts Payable

9.6m16.1m35.0m28.2m16.0m14.4m90.2m4.4m(40.1m)
USDY, 2019

EV/EBIT

-11.4 x

EV/CFO

11.7 x

Revenue/Employee

1.1m

Debt/Equity

1.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

4.8 x
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United Natural Foods Operating Metrics

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Customer Locations

40 k40 k40 k40 k40 k40 k45 k43 k43 k43 k43 k43 k43 k

Distribution Centers

33 32 33 31 31 31 33 33 34 34 33 33 33

Products

80 k80 k80 k85 k85 k85 k90 k100 k100 k100 k100 k110 k

Suppliers

9 k10 k9 k
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United Natural Foods Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
SuperValuJuly 27, 2018$2.90 b

United Natural Foods Revenue Breakdown

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United Natural Foods revenue breakdown by business segment: 97.5% from Wholesale and 2.5% from Other

United Natural Foods Online and Social Media Presence

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United Natural Foods News and Updates

United Natural Foods stock tanks after fiscal Q4 earnings disappoint

Shares of United Natural Foods Inc. tanked in the extended session Tuesday after the food wholesaling company reported fiscal fourth-quarter adjusted earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations. United Natural said it earned $19 million, or 36 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $…

United Natural Foods to Release Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results on June 5, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) will release financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, ended April 27, 2019, after market close on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Management will host a conference call on the same day at 5:00 p....

Brain Armor(R) Announces Listing Agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc.

Brookfield, WI, April 18, 2019 (NewMediaWire) -- Trident Brands Inc. (OTCQB: TDNT), a biotech and nutraceutical company, today announces a U.S. listing agreement for their Brain Armor® brand with UNFI (United Natural Foods Inc.).  UNFI distributes over 110,000 products to more than 43,000 custo…

Brain Armor® Announces Listing Agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc.

Brookfield, WI, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Trident Brands Inc. (OTCQB: TDNT), a biotech and nutraceutical company, today announces a U.S. listing agreement for their Brain Armor® brand with UNFI (United Natural Foods Inc.).  UNFI distributes over 110,000 products to mor…

United Natural Foods sues Goldman Sachs, Bank of America over acquisition advice

Grocery distributing company United Natural Foods Inc filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Bank of America Merrill Lynch claiming the investment banks put their financial interests ahead of the company's when they advised it on a multi-billion acquisition last year.

United Natural Foods stock gains after upbeat profit, sales outlook

Shares of United Natural Foods Inc. rose 0.7% in afternoon trade Wednesday, paring earlier gains of as much as 5.6%, after the natural and organic foods seller, and parent of the Supervalu grocery chain, provided upbeat fiscal 2019 financial guidance. The company said it now expects a net per-share…
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United Natural Foods Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was United Natural Foods founded?

    United Natural Foods was founded in 1978.

  • Who are United Natural Foods key executives?

    United Natural Foods's key executives are Sean Griffin, Steven Spinner and Paul Green.

  • How many employees does United Natural Foods have?

    United Natural Foods has 19,000 employees.

  • What is United Natural Foods revenue?

    Latest United Natural Foods annual revenue is $21.4 b.

  • What is United Natural Foods revenue per employee?

    Latest United Natural Foods revenue per employee is $1.1 m.

  • Who are United Natural Foods competitors?

    Competitors of United Natural Foods include Blue Apron, Kehe-distributors and US Foods.

  • Where is United Natural Foods headquarters?

    United Natural Foods headquarters is located at 313 Iron Horse Way, Providence.

  • Where are United Natural Foods offices?

    United Natural Foods has offices in Providence, Alamosa, Ashland, Brattleboro and in 138 other locations.

  • How many offices does United Natural Foods have?

    United Natural Foods has 143 offices.