MEDIA ADVISORY -- Unified Grocers Expo 2014 June 18-19, Long Beach Convention Center

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LONG BEACH, Calif., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unified Grocers is hosting its largest ever annual Expo for the company's members, customers and vendor community at the Long Beach Convention Center on June 18–19, 2014. Unified President and CEO Bob Ling recently celebrated his first anniversary leading the company. He and other members of the senior team will be available for interview. This has been a very strong year for the cooperative — a year of big changes and turnaround in many aspects of the business. We'll also have experts on retail technology as well as natural, gourmet, ethnic, produce and other hot trends in the food industry available for interview.

Event highlights:

  • Bigger and better than ever — 800 industry suppliers and 40 Unified product and services departments
  • Launch of new branding for Unified's private label brands (Springfield and Golden Creme)
  • Array of exciting new specialty, natural, organic and signature brand offerings from Unified's specialty subsidiary, Market Centre
  • Unified's latest retail technology solutions such as Mobile Ordering and iBeacon Digital Marketing

WHAT: Unified Expo 2014
WHO: Interview opportunities with Unified executives and management
WHEN: June 18, 2013 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
June 19, 2013 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
HOW: Members of the media require an event badge for access to show floor
and are advised to schedule visits and interview times in advance.

About Unified Grocers, Inc.: Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated approximately $3.7 billion in sales during fiscal year 2013, offer independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry.

CONTACT: Paul Dingsdale, Communications Director; Office: (323) 881-4150; Cell: (310) 848-3928

Source: Unified Grocers