Wholesalers & Distributors

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Wholesalers & Distributors

Controversial Pay Package Survives Shareholder Vote at UNFI

The wholesaler defends an $8.5 million package for outgoing CEO Steve Spinner, saying it prioritized continuity in a challenging year.

Wholesalers & Distributors

Cold Storage Gets Hot as Cerberus, Provender Collaborate

Disruption in the supply chain exacerbated by the pandemic will lead retailers to "take back control" of fresh inventories, Provender’s Neil Johnson says.

The wholesaler while reviewing Q1 financials, said a supply deal with its largest customer—and a new CEO—could be announced early next year.

Supply-chain and process improvements can yield savings in an uncertain operating environment, Tony Sarsam says.

Teamsters Locals representing drivers in the Hudson Valley and front-line workers in Commerce, Stockton and Sante Fe Springs ratify new deals; wholesaler touts new "flexibity."

The distributor rebukes allegations of safety failures as a "negotiating ploy."

The 550,000-square-foot facility boosts capacity to service Mom’s, other independent natural food stores in the Northeast.

The same week SpartanNash announced a 7-year distribution agreement with Amazon, an affiliate of the wholesaler inked a 7-year lease at a former US Foods facility near Washington, but has not disclosed specific plans for it.

The veteran executive is returning from retirement to lead the wholesaler, which must overcome multiple recent business setbacks.

A stock warrant in connection to a supply agreement gives Amazon—reportedly on the verge of a major grocery store expansion—the potential to acquire nearly 14% of the food wholesaler for $96 million over time.

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