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United Natural Foods, Inc. Showcases Expanded Solutions and Products; Sandy Douglas and Steve Dietz Comment

United Natural Foods, Inc. Showcases Expanded Solutions and Products; Sandy Douglas and Steve Dietz Comment


PROVIDENCE, RI
Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

United Natural Foods, Inc.’s (UNFI) recently reported that its first Winter & Holiday Selling Show of 2024 was a rousing success. The distributor unveiled a selection of new, innovative products and solutions designed to help drive growth and profitability. UNFI also recognized suppliers for the first time with its inaugural Circle of Excellence awards.

Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President, United Natural Foods, Inc."Congratulations to all of our Supplier Circle of Excellence winners,” said Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to partner with you in supporting our retail customers, and we look forward to continuing to be your go-to-market partner focused on helping to build brands and drive your growth.”

According to a press release, the Circle of Excellence awards celebrate the suppliers’ 2023 achievements in innovation, marketing, and growth through partnership. Fifteen suppliers won across nine merchandising categories, and three companies were recognized with UNFI’s highest Circle of Excellence award, Supplier of the Year.

Steve Dietz, Chief Customer Officer, United Natural Foods, Inc.“We’re focused on helping our retail customers differentiate and stand out, so they can focus on building loyalty with their shoppers. With the scale, custom insights, deep partnerships, and innovative products we bring to our shows, we are uniquely positioned to help retailers of all sizes and formats provide high-quality food and unique in-store experiences to compete even more effectively,” said Chief Customer Officer Steve Dietz.

Nearly 1,400 customers visited more than 850 exhibitors at the show, including over 50 suppliers from the company’s New Product and Diverse Supplier showcases. The event featured UNFI’s full breadth of fresh, natural, organic, and conventional products as well as its complement of retail services, technology, insights, and solutions.

 United Natural Foods, Inc.’s (UNFI) first Winter & Holiday Selling Show of 2024 was a smashing success (Photo credit: Business Wire)UNFI also highlighted its recently launched UNFI Media Network (UMN) powered by Swiftly. During the two seminars, attendees had the chance to hear from leadership as they presented the unique features and benefits of the UMN.

The next UNFI show will be the UNFI Winter & Holiday Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 8–9.

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