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United Natural Foods (UNFI) is a distributor of natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products as well as a provider of support services. Its selection of products includes grocery (both perishable and nonperishable), general merchandise, home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, which are sold through its Wholesale segment to wholesale customers and through Supervalu-operated retail stores to shoppers.

TypePublic
Founded1978
HQProvidence, RI, US
Websiteunfi.com
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureD

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Aug 2020)28,300(+49%)
Job Openings1,244
Revenue (FY, 2020)$26.5 B(+24%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$36.6
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at UNFI

Danielle M. Benedict

Danielle M. Benedict

Chief Human Resources Officer
Eric A. Dorne

Eric A. Dorne

Chief Operating Officer
John W. Howard

John W. Howard

Chief Financial Officer
Jill E. Sutton

Jill E. Sutton

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Christopher P. Testa

Christopher P. Testa

President and Chief Marketing Officer
Steven Spinner

Steven Spinner

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
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UNFI Office Locations

UNFI has offices in Providence, Anniston, Atlanta, Auburn and in 45 other locations
Providence, RI, US (HQ)
313 Iron Horse Way
Anniston, AL, US
1450 Commerce Blvd
Atlanta, GA, US
100 Lakeview Ct SW
Auburn, CA, US
12745 Earhart Ave
Aurora, CO, US
17901 E 40th Ave
Billings, MT, US
1629 King Ave W
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UNFI Financials and Metrics

UNFI Revenue

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UNFI's revenue was reported to be $26.51 b in FY, 2020 which is a 24% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2021)

6.6b

Gross profit (Q3, 2021)

967.0m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2021), %

14.6%

Net income (Q3, 2021)

50.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2021)

90.5m

Market capitalization (8-Sept-2021)

2.1b

Closing stock price (8-Sept-2021)

36.6

Cash (1-May-2021)

39.5m

EV

4.3b
UNFI's current market capitalization is $2.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

10.2b21.4b26.5b

Revenue growth, %

10%109%24%

Cost of goods sold

8.7b18.6b22.6b

Gross profit

1.5b2.8b3.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Revenue

2.5b2.5b2.6b2.9b6.1b6.0b6.0b6.1b6.7b6.9b6.6b

Cost of goods sold

2.1b2.2b2.2b2.5b5.4b5.2b5.2b5.4b5.8b5.9b5.7b

Gross profit

367.2m371.5m408.1m412.3m761.8m788.6m771.0m775.5m856.5m990.4m967.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

15%15%15%14%12%13%13%13%13%14%15%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

23.3m42.4m47.0m

Accounts Receivable

579.7m1.1b1.1b

Prepaid Expenses

50.1m226.7m251.9m

Inventories

1.1b2.1b2.3b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

165.7m(284.9m)(269.2m)

Depreciation and Amortization

87.6m246.8m281.5m

Inventories

(108.8m)177.1m(111.3m)

Accounts Payable

4.4m(40.1m)107.1m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Net Income

30.5m81.0m132.9m(19.3m)(361.2m)(304.0m)(383.4m)(413.5m)(323.1m)60.9m106.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

22.4m44.2m66.0m24.8m98.0m169.8m75.1m144.4m214.0m143.7m210.1m

Inventories

(136.6m)(109.0m)(165.0m)

Accounts Payable

72.4m60.6m6.4m
USDQ1, 2018

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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UNFI Operating Metrics

Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Mar, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020

Customer Locations

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Distribution Centers

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Products

80 k80 k80 k85 k85 k85 k90 k100 k100 k100 k100 k110 k110 k110 k110 k110 k285 k285 k285 k250 k250 k250 k250 k275 k

Suppliers

9 k10 k9 k9 k9 k11 k
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UNFI Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SuperValuJuly 27, 2018$2.9 b
Gourmet GuruAugust 11, 2016
Nor-Cal ProduceMarch 31, 2016$68.6 m
Haddon House Food ProductsFebruary 29, 2016$217.5 m
Tony's Fine FoodsJuly 16, 2014$195 m
Trudeau FoodsSeptember 26, 2013
Millbrook Distribution ServicesOctober 15, 2007
Organic Brands LLCApril 02, 2007
Select NutritionDecember 20, 2004
Northeast CooperativesJanuary 01, 2003
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UNFI Revenue Breakdown

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UNFI revenue breakdown by business segment: 90.9% from Wholesale, 8.3% from Retail and 0.8% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

Source: www.unfi.com
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UNFI Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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UNFI Online and Social Media Presence

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UNFI Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    56/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    47/100

  • Compensation

    D

    52/100

  • Diversity

    D-

    49/100

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UNFI News and Updates

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Plant Veda expands product availability with new UNFI Canada distribution agreement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plant Veda Foods Ltd. (CSE:MILK) (XFRA:A3CS6B) (the “Company” or “Plant Veda”), an award-winning dairy-alternative company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with UNFI Canada, a division of United Natural Foo…

UNFI Launches First Wholesale Food Industry Marketplace in North America, Powered by Mirakl

BOSTON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirakl, the industry's first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform, today announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has launched Community Marketplace by UNFI, the first wholesale food marketplace in North America. Powered by...

Healthycell Partners with UNFI to Expand Its Line of MICROGEL™ Pill-free Supplements at Retail Stores Nationwide

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Next-Generation, ultra-absorption MICROGEL™ supplements are now available through UNFI, including Focus+Recall, REM Sleep, Bioactive Multi, Vegan Essentials, and Immune Super Boost. Healthycell continues to expand its retail footprint in...

UNFI Becomes a Distributor of KOIOS™ and Fit Soda™ Functional Beverages

DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the "Company" or "Koios") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (“UNFI”), the largest publicly tra…

United Natural Foods to offer $400 million in senior notes due 2028

United Natural Foods Inc. said Wednesday it is planning to offer $400 million in eight-year bonds, joining the many companies raising record amounts of capital during the pandemic. The parent of brands, including Albert's, Tony's Fine Foods and Woodstock Farms, said proceeds will be used to repay a…
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UNFI Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was UNFI founded?

    UNFI was founded in 1978.

  • Who are UNFI key executives?

    UNFI's key executives are Danielle M. Benedict, Eric A. Dorne and John W. Howard.

  • How many employees does UNFI have?

    UNFI has 28,300 employees.

  • What is UNFI revenue?

    Latest UNFI annual revenue is $26.5 b.

  • What is UNFI revenue per employee?

    Latest UNFI revenue per employee is $936.9 k.

  • Who are UNFI competitors?

    Competitors of UNFI include Core-Mark Holding Company, Dot Foods and Blue Apron.

  • Where is UNFI headquarters?

    UNFI headquarters is located at 313 Iron Horse Way, Providence.

  • Where are UNFI offices?

    UNFI has offices in Providence, Anniston, Atlanta, Auburn and in 45 other locations.

  • How many offices does UNFI have?

    UNFI has 49 offices.