Press Release Details

UNFI to Open Shared Services Center in Lincoln, RI

August 1, 2017

Announces finance hiring event for the facility

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2017-- UNFI today announced that it is opening a Shared Services Center in Lincoln, RI at 1 Albion Way. Additionally, the company is holding a Finance Job Fair on Thursday, August 3rd from 3pm to 7pm at Transition Solutions, 640 George Washington Highway, Building A, Second Floor, Lincoln, RI.

At the hiring event, UNFI will interview candidates for opportunities in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Application, Billings and Deductions, and Claims & Returns. Positions range from entry-level to supervisor and specialist. The company encourages attendees to apply online before the event at (click "Careers").

"This initiative is very important to us. We are thrilled to open offices in Lincoln just 15 minutes from our Providence headquarters. This expansion reinforces UNFI's investment in Rhode Island, enhances our customer’s experience, and will maximize career path opportunities for our associates," said Rick Alberts, Vice President, Shared Services.

UNFI, a Fortune 500 company, has grown significantly since moving to Rhode Island in 2009. Net sales of $9.1 billion, over the past year, represent growth of over 165% since the fiscal year that ended in 2008. The company now has 33 distribution centers throughout the United States and continues to grow.

In addition to bringing more jobs to Rhode Island, UNFI is community-focused and plans to engage Lincoln and the surrounding communities through its Helping Hands Committee. “Each year our associates donate thousands of hours to people and nonprofits in need. Volunteerism is part of our culture, and we're looking forward to working with organizations in our new community," said Alberts. For more information about volunteerism at UNFI, visit the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report at

About United Natural Foods

For over 40 years, UNFI has delivered healthier food options to more people. The company carries and distributes more than 100,000 products to more than 43,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. UNFI serves a wide variety of sales channels including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retailers, eCommerce and food service. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Source: United Natural Foods, Inc.

Josephine Eke, 401.528.8634 ext. 32170
Vice President, Branding & Communications / Marketing