United Natural Foods, Inc. Extends its Partnership with Whole Foods Market
PROVIDENCE, RI - The true test of success is longevity. Building on an impressive long-standing partnership, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) recently revealed that it has extended its primary grocery distribution agreement with Whole Foods Market.
“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFI and Whole Foods have worked closely together to consistently deliver ‘better for you’ foods to consumers throughout North America. This extension allows both companies to maintain focus on what is most important: continuing to meet the growing demand for healthy food at home as we navigate through the global pandemic,” said UNFI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven L. Spinner. “We look forward to continuing to play a very important role in the rapidly evolving foodscape and supply chain, while furthering our tradition of innovation, scale, and efficiency.”
The term of the primary distribution agreement between UNFI and Whole Foods now runs until September 27, 2027, according to a press release.
“UNFI plays a key role in ensuring Whole Foods Market is able to meet the growing demand for high-quality products across our network of stores and facilities,” said Bart Beilman, Whole Foods Market’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Retail Operations. “We’re pleased to continue our strong and longstanding partnership with UNFI.”
The unveiling of this extended partnership comes on the heels of a recent expansion for Whole Foods Market, which currently has 10 stores in development in new markets across the country.
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