Related Professionals: Joseph M. Sedlack Dahesh D. Patel

PHILADELPHIA (February 29, 2016) - Reed Smith LLP represented Haddon House Food Products—a well-respected distributor and merchandiser of natural, organic and gourmet ethnic products—in a definitive agreement to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI), a leading distributor of natural and organic foods. In the agreement, UNFI will acquire all outstanding equity interests of Haddon House and certain affiliated entities for approximately $217.5 million.

The Reed Smith team included Philadelphia partners Robert Frank, Paul Jaskot and Joseph Sedlack; Princeton partner Dahesh Patel; Philadelphia associates Bree Archambault and Mark Quien; and Washington, D.C. associate Caroline Klocko.

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