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• Albertsons announced that it has selected KeHe Distributors to be its "primary distribution partner for natural & organic, specialty and fresh products to its nationwide network of over 2,200 grocery stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia."

KeHe said that a new Northern California distribution facility and planned upgrades to other facilities will allow it to successfully manage the new demands on its system, as well as enhance service levels to other customers, as well.

It was just a week ago that Bloomberg reported that United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) had terminated its contract with Albertsons; the end of the deal comes 10 months before it was scheduled to end; the relationship has been worth about five percent of UNFI's total revenue, or more than $400 million a year.
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