Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 5, 2007

                           UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

         Delaware                    000-21531                 05-0376157
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
     of Incorporation)                                     Identification No.)

                                  260 Lake Road
                               Dayville, CT 06241
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (860) 779-2800
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 5, 2007, United Natural Foods, Inc. (the "Company") and UNFI Merger
Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Merger Sub"), entered into
a Merger Agreement with Distribution Holdings, Inc. ("Holdings"), a privately
held company, and Millbrook Distribution Services Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Holdings ("Distribution Services").

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the Company proposes to acquire all of the
outstanding capital stock of Holdings through a merger of Merger Sub and
Holdings, with Holdings continuing as the surviving corporation (the "Merger").
Following completion of the Merger, Holdings will be a subsidiary of the
Company. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, each share of common stock (other
than shares held by Holdings as treasury stock, shares held by the Company or
shares held by holders who have properly demanded appraisal for such shares
under Delaware law), Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock of
Holdings outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger will
be converted into the right to receive a cash payment, without interest or
dividends, on the terms set forth in the Merger Agreement.

Each of the parties to the Merger Agreement makes certain customary
representations, warranties and covenants in the Merger Agreement. Holdings and
Distribution Services also have agreed to certain pre-closing covenants in the
Merger Agreement, including, among other things, (i) covenants that Holdings and
Distribution Services will carry on their businesses in the ordinary course
during the period between the date of the Merger Agreement and closing, and that
they will not engage in certain types of transactions without the consent of the
Company during such period, and (ii) covenants not to solicit, initiate,
encourage or take any other action to facilitate the submission of any
inquiries, proposals or offers from any third party of any third party
transaction (as defined in the Merger Agreement), or agree to or endorse or
enter into discussions or negotiations related to any third party transaction.
The Merger Agreement provides the Company and Holdings and Distribution Services
with customary termination rights.

The Merger has been approved by the boards of directors of both the Company and
Holdings. The Company currently anticipates completing the Merger in the second
quarter of fiscal 2008, subject to various closing conditions, including
regulatory review and approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust
Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, approval of the Merger by greater than 95%
of Holdings' voting shareholders and other customary conditions.

Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 5, 2007, the Company issued a press release announcing the execution
of the Merger Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto and
furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

            (a)   Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired: Not Applicable

            (b)   Pro Forma Financial Information: Not Applicable

            (c)   Shell Company Transactions: Not Applicable

            (d)   Exhibits.

          Exhibit No.   Description
          -----------   -----------

            99.1        United Natural Foods, Inc. and Millbrook Distribution
                        Services Inc. Announce Definitive Merger Agreement.


      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.

                                  By: /s/ Mark E. Shamber
                                      Mark E. Shamber
                                      Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

                                  Date:  October 11, 2007