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Wholesalers & Distributors

Wakefern opens self-serve, AI-based c-store for its workers

The test store, called The Pantry, is the first to try Amazon rival Trigo’s frictionless shopping technology in the U.S., with the goal of bringing the tech to Wakefern member-owned grocery stores, the cooperative said.

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UNFI releases its 12th annual Better for All Report

The 2022 report details UNFI’s progress toward its ESG commitments and the launch of its Climate Action Hub.

SpartanNash said the deal, which includes the independent grocery wholesaler’s 300,000-square-foot distribution center, will expand its supply chain network.

Conklin will assume the post from Brandon Barnholt on April 1. Barnholt has led the natural-and-organic foods wholesaler for 15 years.

AWG President and CEO David Smith to retire at the end of 2023; Dan Funk will succeed him.

The new 23,000-square-foot warehouse, which does not require a membership, will be in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Net sales for the company's fiscal first quarter, which ended Oct. 29, were up 7.6% year over year, to $7.5 billion.

The distributor and vertical farming company Square Roots entered a new agreement to add Square Roots' indoor farms on-site at select UNFI distribution centers.

The offering is available at ShopRite, Fairway Market, Gourmet Garage and The Fresh Grocer in six states.

Warren, Michigan-based Lipari, which sells refrigerated specialty items, was previously owned by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital.

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