SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 26, 2018
UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
313 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI 02908
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (401) 528-8634
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
As part of its acquisition of SUPERVALU INC. (“SVU”) and in an effort to achieve synergies from this combination, which have been previously disclosed, United Natural Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) is taking certain actions, which began on October 26, 2018 and will continue through at least fiscal 2020 to: (i) review its organizational structure and the strategic needs of the business going forward to identify and place talent with the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications to meet these needs; and (ii) dispose of and exit the SVU legacy retail operations, as efficiently and economically as possible in order to focus on the Company’s core wholesale distribution business. Actions associated with retail divestitures and adjustments to the Company’s core cost-structure for its wholesale food distribution business are expected to result in headcount reductions and other costs and charges. We expect to continue to maintain a workforce that has the capabilities to drive achievement of the combined Company’s strategic business objectives.
The Company expects these actions to result in costs and charges which may be material, including severance and related costs. At this time, however, the Company is unable to make a determination of the amount or type of costs and charges expected to be incurred in connection with the foregoing actions. Once a determination is made, the Company intends to file an amended report on Form 8-K under this Item 2.05.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.
/s/ Jill E. Sutton
Jill E. Sutton
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Date: November 1, 2018