* Deal to ditribute organic and natural products
* Says deal to add 4 pct to FY12 rev (Follows alerts)
July 25 (Reuters) - United Natural Foods Inc signed a deal with the second-biggest U.S. supermarket operator Safeway Inc to distribute non-proprietary natural, organic and specialty products to the retailer’s stores in the United States.
United Natural said the additional sales from the three-year contract will boost fiscal 2012 revenue by about 4 percent.
United Natural, which carries and distributes more than 60,000 products to more than 23,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada, expects about $1.5-$2.5 million in total start-up expenses related to the deal, effective October. (Reporting by Mihir Dalal in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)