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United Natural Foods to Present at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference

June 5, 2003
Michael Funk, Chairman of United Natural Foods, to Present

DAYVILLE, Conn., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) announced today that Michael Funk, Chairman, will speak to the investment community at the U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference in New York on June 10, 2003 at 12:35 pm ET.

Interested parties can access a live audio web cast of the presentation at United Natural Foods' investor relations web site at and . A replay of the presentation will be archived for 30 days.

About United Natural Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc. carries and distributes over 30,500 products to more than 11,000 customers nationwide. The Company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores and independent retail operators.

For more information on United Natural Foods, Inc., visit the Company's web-site at .

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding United Natural's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to general business conditions, the impact of competition and our dependence on principal customers, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on March 17, 2003, and its other filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. United Natural is not undertaking to update any information in the foregoing reports until the effective date of its future reports required by applicable laws.

SOURCE United Natural Foods, Inc.

06/05/2003 CONTACT: Rick Puckett, Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods, Inc., +1-860-779-2800, or General, Joseph Calabrese, +1-212-445-8434, or Analysts, Vanessa Schwartz, +1-212-445-8433, both of FRB Weber Shandwick/ /Web site: / (UNFI)