UNFI Completes SDG Acquisition

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UNFI Completes SDG Acquisition

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has completed its previously revealed acquisition of the Canadian food distribution assets of the SunOpta Distribution Group business (SDG) of SunOpta, Inc., for a total amount of about CDN $68 million in cash.

With the completion of the transaction, the acquired SDG business is now a wholly owned subsidiary of UNFI, operating as UNFI Canada. Founded in 2002, the Canadian operations serves about 6,000 customer locations with 15,000 SKUs and five distribution centers employing state-of-the-art technology.

Toronto-based UNFI Canada is that country’s largest distributor of organic, natural, kosher and specialty foods.

Providence, R.I.-based UNFI carries and distributes more than 60,000 products to over 23,000 customer locations in the United States and Canada. The company serves a wide variety of retail formats, among them conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the foodservice channel.