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United Natural Foods: More Room To Run, At Least 20% Upside

It's no secret that the organic food industry is in the midst of a serious boom. With organic sales growing at 9.4% (versus 4.7% for conventional food) and passing the $30 billion mark for the first time in 2011, it's pretty easy to see the value proposition that organic food businesses offer. Not to mention, with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) stating that organic food sales now represent 4.2% of all U.S. food sales, which is up from 4% in 2010, and that food and non-food organic sales will continue to grow around 9% for the next couple of years, there is clearly some serious growth potential for the leading distributor of all natural products, United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI...

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