October 17, 2008

United Natural Foods Plans to Relocate Headquarters to Rhode Island

United Natural Foods has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters in May 2009 from Dayville, Connecticut to Providence, Rhode Island.

The company will combine executive and administrative offices by relocating approximately 150 employees to the American Locomotive Works development on Valley Street. United Natural Foods (UNFI) will continue to maintain its presence in Dayville, where its distribution facility will remain.

According to the company, it comes to Providence, Rhode Island with strategic growth plans which could see UNFI expand its' headquarters workforce to approximately 240 associates over the next three years.

Tom Dziki, vice president of sustainable development for UNFI, said: "UNFI is excited to move its corporate headquarters to Rhode Island and take advantage of the area's strong talent pool and resources, and the state's strategic Northeast location."