United Natural Foods Harnesses Sun with Solar System to Run Its Natural Foods Distribution Center

October 3, 2007

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI)

WHAT United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI) will be celebrating its solar photovoltaic system at its natural foods distribution facility in Rocklin, Calif. The one megawatt system consists of more than 7,000 panels that cover a massive space - 175,000 square feet, or approximately four acres of rooftop - atop the company's Rocklin facility. It is believed to be the largest solar array of its kind in Placer County, California.

United Natural Foods is one of the country's largest distributors of natural and organic foods and is the primary supplier to the nation's largest natural and organic retailer, Whole Foods Market, Inc.

With the development and installation managed by American Capital Energy, an end-to-end integrator of customized, commercial solar power systems, the system is expected to generate 1.5 million kilowatt hours per year from the system, enough to power more than 226 average homes.

    WHEN Wednesday, October 3rd 2007

    9:00 a.m.

    WHERE United Natural Foods

    1101 Sunset Avenue

    Rocklin, Calif.

    WHO Michael Funk, President & CEO of United Natural Foods

    Cindy Tuck, Undersecretary for Cal EPA

    Scott Yuill, City of Rocklin City Council

    Darrell Johnson, PG&E Service & Sales Manager

    Tom Hunton, President of American Capital Energy

WHY United Natural Foods and PG&E share a commitment to renewable energy and our environment. PG&E has more than 18,000 solar customers, more than any other utility in the nation, who generate approximately 153 megawatts of clean solar electricity, or more than 60 percent of the solar energy generated in California.


Jennifer Ramp, 916-386-5522
Financial Relations Board for United Natural Foods
Tom Corbett, 312-640-6757
BluePoint Venture Marketing for American Capital Energy
Tim Hurley
781-325-0819 or 617-201-9152

SOURCE: United Natural Foods