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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.