United Natural Foods - M&A Summary and Business Overview


United Natural Foods M&A Summary

United Natural Foods has acquired 8 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

United Natural Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired SUPERVALU for $2.9B. United Natural Foods has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (63%) and retail (25%).

United Natural Foods Business Overview

Where is United Natural Foods headquartered?

United Natural Foods is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

What is United Natural Foods’ revenue?

United Natural Foods disclosed revenue of 28,928M USD for 2022 and 26,950M USD for 2021.

How many employees does United Natural Foods have?

United Natural Foods has 28,300 employees.

What sector is United Natural Foods in?

United Natural Foods is a distribution company.

When was United Natural Foods founded?

United Natural Foods was founded in 1976.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 4

United Natural Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc.

313 Iron Horse Way,
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
United States,
(401) 528-8634

United Natural Foods is an independent US distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce. In addition to distribution services, UNFI provides a range of value-added services for customers and suppliers, including marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. United Natural Foods was founded in 1976 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $3.4B $3.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SUPERVALU, Inc. 2018-07-26 2.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.supervalu.com
Gourmet Guru, Inc. 2016-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Bronx, New York · www.gourmetguru.com
Nor-Cal Produce, Inc. 2016-03-31 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
West Sacramento, California · www.nor-calproduce.com
Haddon House Food Products, Inc. 2016-02-29 218M USD Add-on Acquisition
Medford, New Jersey · www.haddonhouse.com
Tony’s Fine Foods, Inc. 2014-05-22 195M USD Add-on Acquisition
West Sacramento, California · www.tonysfinefoods.com
Trudeau Distributing Co. 2013-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Burnsville, Minnesota · www.trudeaudistributing.com
Branch Brook Holdings LLC 2012-04-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedminster, New Jersey · www.branchbrookllc.com
Millbrook Distribution Services, Inc. 2007-10-05 - Divestiture
New York, New York
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SUPERVALU, Inc. 2018-07-26 SUPERVALU, Inc. - Hornbacher's Stores 2018-11-30 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.supervalu.com Eden Prairie, Minnesota

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 5 (63%) 481M (14%) - -
Retail 2 (25%) 2.9B (86%) - -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 3.4B - -
  New York 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 218M - -
  Minnesota 2 2.9B - -
  California 2 264M - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Foros Group LLC
Goldman Sachs
Legal Deals
Jones Day
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $413M
< $100M 1 $69M
Largest SUPERVALU, Inc.
$2.9B (2018-07-26)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (13%)
1 (13%)

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