Unified Grocers, Inc. Names New VP of Logistics

Jul 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unified Grocers, Inc.
("Unified" or the "Company") today announced that Vic Versino has
joined Unified in the position of Vice President, Logistics. He joins
the Company from DVD rental kiosk company Redbox, where he was Vice
President of Logistics and Inventory, responsible for streamlining and
automating distribution operations. Previously, Versino held logistics
leadership positions with Supervalu, Kellogg and Martin
Brower/McDonald's.

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Versino takes over the position previously held by John Wiedmann, who
recently announced his retirement from the Company. Versino will
oversee company-wide distribution, transportation and maintenance
functions. He will be responsible for developing logistics and
distribution strategies to ensure the needs of our members are met.

Versino will report to Unified President and CEO Bob Ling. "Vic is an
accomplished executive who brings a wealth of experience in food
distribution. Unified is extremely fortunate to have a man of Vic's
experience and caliber as a member of our officer team," said Ling.
"Logistics is a key part of our business and vital to our growth plans.
I'm confident Vic will carry on the tremendous work John Wiedmann and
his team have done to help drive sales and reduce expenses."

As Vice President of Supply Chain for Supervalu Eastern Region, Versino
managed logistics operations for three large distribution centers and
oversaw a workforce of more than 1,500 employees. As Senior Director of
DSD Operations for Kellogg, he managed logistics services for 45
distribution centers. In this role, he was responsible for implementing
operations and technology improvements across Kellogg's distribution
network. He implemented Lean process improvement initiatives and
instituted KPI standards.

Versino started his career with Martin-Bower Company. Martin-Bower is a
third-party logistics company responsible for managing logistics for
McDonald's franchises. He started as a shift manager and worked his way
up to President of the Latin America division, where he managed
operations for nine distribution centers in Mexico, Puerto Rico,
Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Brazil.

Versino holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Logistics from Penn
State University.

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.

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CONTACT: Paul Dingsdale, Director, Corporate Communications
         (323) 881-4150
         pdingsdale@unifiedgrocers.com