fight against corporate greed at United Natural Foods, Inc., the
largest so-called €œnatural€ foods wholesaler in the country, has gone
national.  The Teamsters have joined forces with the Organic Consumers
Association (OCA) to expose UNFI for selling out its workers and for
undermining the organic movement by €œflooding the marketplace with
conventional products greenwashed with “natural” labeling.€  

members, consumer advocates, and other concerned citizens who care
about environmental sustainability and the way industry giants like
UNFI treats its workers are engaging in a coordinated campaign to
pressure the company to change its practices and treat its workers

Recent actions include the following:

  • Leafleting
    over 2,000 consumers at the Fancy Foods trade show in NYC exposing the
    greedy partnership between UNFI and its largest retail partner, Whole
  • Surveying vendors at the Fancy Foods trade show to assess the effect of UNFI€™s practices on small organic retailers. 
  • Sending
    thousands of emails to UNFI urging the company to stop marketing
    so-called €œnatural€ products in such a manner as to make them appear
    €œalmost organic.€
  • Publishing a series of OCA newsletters that report on the effect of UNFI€™s near market monopoly on the organic movement.

What you can do: