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About United Natural Foods, Inc.
United Natural Foods, Inc. engages in the distribution of natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada.
The company carries approximately 60,000 natural, organic, and specialty products, consisting of national, regional and private label brands in 6 product categories: grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care items.
The companys operations comprise three principal operating divisions: Wholesale division, Retail division, and Manufacturing division.
The Wholesale division includes its natural and organic distribution business; UNFI Specialty Distribution Services (UNFI Specialty), which is its specialty distribution business; UNFI Canada, Inc., which is its natural, organic, and specialty business in Canada; Albert's Organics, Inc. (Albert), which is a distributor of organically grown produce and perishable items; and Select Nutrition, which distributes vitamins, minerals and supplements;
The company's distribution business is organized into three regionsEastern Region, Western Region, and Canadian region. It distributes natural, organic, and specialty products in its product categories to customers in the eastern and midwestern portions of the United States through its Eastern Region and to customers in the western and central portions of the United States through its Western Region. The companys Canadian Region distributes natural, organic and specialty products in its product categories to its customers in Canada.
The companys UNFI Specialty division operates distribution centers located in Massachusetts and Arkansas, which provide approximately 1.4 million square feet of warehouse space. Through UNFI Specialty, the company distributes specialty food items (including ethnic, kosher, gourmet, organic and natural foods), health and beauty care items and other non-food items.
Through Albert's, the company distributes organically grown produce and non-produce perishables, such as organic milk, dressings, eggs, juices, poultry, and various other refrigerated specialty items.
Through Select Nutrition, the company distributes approximately 14,000 health and beauty aids, vitamins, minerals, and supplements from distribution centers in Pennsylvania and California.
The Retail division operates 12 natural products retail stores within the United States, located primarily in Florida (with 2 locations in Maryland and 1 in Massachusetts), through Natural Retail Group, Inc. (NRG). The company also operates a retail store in Vancouver, British Columbia within Canada that is reflected within its wholesale division.
The Manufacturing division consists of Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, which engages in the international importation, roasting, packaging and distribution of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections. The company sells these items in bulk and through private label packaging arrangements with health food, supermarket and convenience store chains, and independent owners. The company operates an organic and kosher certified packaging, roasting, and processing facility in New Jersey.
The companys Blue Marble Brands product lines address certain needs or preferences of customers of its wholesale division. It carries approximately 25 brand names, representing approximately 900 products. The companys Blue Marble Brands products are sold through its wholesale division, through third-party distributors in the natural, organic and specialty industry and directly to retailers. The companys Field Day brand is sold to customers in its independent channel.
In June 2010, the company acquired certain Canadian food distribution assets of the SunOpta Distribution Group business (SDG) of SunOpta Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, UNFI Canada, Inc.
The company serves approximately 23,000 customer locations, which can be classified as follows: independently owned natural products retailers, which include buying clubs; supernatural chains, which consist of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market); conventional supermarkets, including Kroger, Wegman's, Haggen's, Stop and Shop, Giant, Quality Food Centers, Hannaford, Food Lion, Bashas', Shop-Rite, Rainbow, Lowe's, King's, Publix, Fred Meyer, and United Supermarkets; mass market chains, including Target, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Costco; and other, which includes foodservice and international customers outside of Canada.
The company's major supplier is Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
The company's major competitor in both the United States and Canada is KeHE Distributors, LLC (Kehe), which owns Tree of Life Distribution, Inc.
United Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1978.
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1. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. United Natural Foods, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of United Natural Foods, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of United Natural Foods, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. United Natural Foods, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. United Natural Foods, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
United Natural Foods, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
United Natural Foods, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
United Natural Foods, Inc. Major Shareholders
United Natural Foods, Inc. History
United Natural Foods, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
United Natural Foods, Inc. Offices and Representations
United Natural Foods, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
United Natural Foods, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
United Natural Foods, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
United Natural Foods, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Statistics
United Natural Foods, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
United Natural Foods, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
United Natural Foods, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
United Natural Foods, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
United Natural Foods, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
United Natural Foods, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
United Natural Foods, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
United Natural Foods, Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?