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United Natural Foods acquires Trudeau Foods

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- United Natural Foods Inc., which distributes natural and organic and specialty foods, said Thursday that it's buying Minnesota distributor Trudeau Foods to grow its market share.

United Natural Foods bought the company from Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm that focuses on the food and beverage industry. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close by Monday, were not disclosed.

United Natural Foods is based in Providence, R.I., and serves more than 27,000 supermarkets and grocers around the country and in Canada. Trudeau Foods distributes organic and specialty foods such as gourmet meats and baked goods to 600 markets in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.