Wild Oats Vet Named Albert's Organics Prez

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Wild Oats Vet Named Albert's Organics Prez

DAYVILLE, Conn. -- Albert's Organics, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Natural Foods, Inc. here, has appointed former Wild Oats fresh exec Kurt Luttecke to the position of president.

Luttecke joins Albert's from Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Oats Markets, Inc., where he served as v.p. of meat, seafood, and foodservice. He came to Wild Oats in 1991 as a store director, and then was promoted to positions at corporate headquarters.

At Wild Oats, Luttecke was named Operations Director of the Year in 1996, and again in 2004; and chaired the local committee on business and social responsibility.

Albert's is the largest wholesale distributor of organic produce in the United States.