Wholesalers & Distributors

Strategies and insights on supply chainlogistics, workforce, and more.

Wholesalers & Distributors

UNFI, Teamsters Tangle Over N.Y. Contract

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

Wholesalers & Distributors

KeHE Shows Off New Maryland DC

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.

"Key" account in metro New York will service 315 stores in the Key Food cooperative and succeed rival C&S.

The partnership provides the retailer’s members with an alternate source for natural, organic, specialty and fresh products.

Questions arise over modest 2021 outlook and performance vs. retail for the transitioning wholesaler.

Over 12 years at UNFI, Spinner grew with the natural food movement and retail partners such as Whole Foods before taking on the mainstream with the transformative Supervalu deal; Q4 earnings beat Street estimates.

Lisa MacNeil, who hails from Gordon Food Service Ontario, will assume her new role Oct. 12.

  • Page 5