About Us

Established in 1985, UNFI International is the global business unit of UNFI Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers in the United States. UNFI International works with leading U.S. manufacturers to expand their presence in international markets and with forward thinking international retailers, distributors and wholesalers to offer compelling import product lines. Our single-minded goal is to translate our deep knowledge of international markets, product supply and local consumer demand into new opportunities for our vendors and retail partners.

Based in the port city of Tacoma, Washington our full-service team of sales, marketing, logistics and financial professionals, many of them natives of the markets we serve, provides single point management of the export and import process including:

  • Strategic new market expansion
  • International retailer relationships
  • Global supply chain management, including third-country shipments
  • Import food and general merchandise procurement and supply chain
  • Quality control and regulatory compliance

Export Services

UNFI International has earned the trust of and built successful export businesses for some of the most respected fast moving consumer goods manufacturers in the world. Today UNFI International offers a portfolio of over 65,000 unique American products from leading manufacturers to international markets. With expertise in local food laws, regulations and retail markets, we leverage our broad experience to open new international market opportunities.

UNFI International maintains long-standing, direct relationships with some of the top U.S. multinational manufacturers and also offers a wide range of private label brand products, regional and specialty products. Through close and open partnership with our vendor partners, we ensure our independent overseas retailers attractive, high quality, competitively priced products with a total commitment to service including door-to-door logistics, country-specific labeling, international trade finance and complex international documentation services.

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Utilizing our extensive international manufacturer network, we work directly for U.S. retailers to offer competitively priced food products, general merchandise as well as custom seasonal product lines.  Our integrated approach to sourcing, from manufacturer to transportation logistics to warehouse, makes offering compelling products simple.