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UNFI, Whole Foods Extend Partnership

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United Natural Foods, Inc. revealed Tuesday that it has extended its wholesale grocery distribution partnership with Whole Foods Market by entering into an eight-year extension agreement with the company to serve as its primary distributor.

“We are proud to extend our longstanding partnership with Whole Foods Market to provide high-quality foods and other valuable items to consumers all across the country,” said David Matthews, president of national sales for UNFI, in a statement. “We look forward to supporting Whole Foods Market and remain firmly committed to working together to serve the evolving needs of their consumers.”

The term of the newly extended distribution relationship between the parties will now run until May 2032, replacing the term of the prior agreement, which was set to expire in September 2027.

"UNFI plays an important role in our supply chain as we continue to grow and serve more customers," said David Garraway, VP of supply chain for Whole Foods Market, in a statement. "We look forward to strengthening our longstanding partnership together."