Some important terms
SPLIT means splitting an item that is sold by pounds (bulk items) or whole case.
One pound items (herbs, spices, teas, etc) cannot be split in the UNFI online
ordering system automatically but can be split manually if you want to split one
of these you need to notify the email list.
means how many more units of a split case/ lbs of a bulk item you would be
willing to take.
Understanding the UNFI
The main body of the
catalog is the pricelist. Each page is divided into two parts. You read down
the left column then go up to the right column. Within the two columns, there
are ten columns.
Prod # M3
Pack/Brand Description Wrhs/ Info Unit$ CS$ %off
M3 = least three must
Pack/size = how many
units to a case and size of the units.
Wrhs/ Our warehouse
is "A" - Atlanta. If the field is blank that means the item is stocked at all
warehouses, otherwise the field must contact an "A". The catalogs are printed
months in advance so an item listed as available from our warehouse may have
been discontinued after publication.
Info: see codes below
Unit$ - price per
Case$ = price per
These prices do not
reflect our co-op's 10% volume discount (for members). The highest volume
discount UNFI gives buying clubs is 17%.
%off = if there is a
% in this field that means the item is on sale / special and excluded from our
volume discount. The price in the unit and case fields reflects prices less the
percentage off amount.