Lubbock, TEXAS – United Supermarkets reaffirmed its commitment to the Lubbock community today with the announcement that the company will open a new location at the corner of 1585 and Indiana in 2016.
Construction on the new location is expected to start late this fall and is targeted for completion in late summer or early fall 2016, according to Robert Taylor, president of United Supermarkets, LLC.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring a next generation United store to Lubbock. Lubbock and the surrounding communities have always been highly supportive of United,” said Taylor. “We are glad to continue expanding to serve guests in our home-base city, which continues to grow and thrive.”
At 56,000 square feet, the new United will anchor a larger development that will include additional retailers. The store will feature an adjacent 2,500 square foot United Express convenience store with a convenient drive-through.
According to senior director of marketing, Ron Bonacci, the company’s tenth Lubbock location will showcase a new look and feel for United shoppers.
“This store will be the third United that reflects our new brand strategy and the first in Lubbock,” Bonacci said. “The Lubbock community is so important to our company, and we believe the welcoming floor plan, signage and department layouts will be a positive expression of the strong relationship we have with our Lubbock guests.”
The new United store will offer some features currently found in Market Street stores, including fresh sushi and expanded food service options. A large salad bar and restaurant-quality food will be accompanied by an expanded in-store dining room. A larger produce section with extensive organic options, as well as a wide variety of beer and wine, is planned for the new store.
In addition, a significant expansion project at the Lubbock’s Llano Logistics distribution center is underway, paving the way for future growth. Both the new store and distribution center project will create new jobs for Lubbock.
About United Supermarkets
United Supermarkets is a grocery store that provides guests with trusted quality, competitive prices and genuine hospitality. Stores can be found in 24 communities throughout Texas. United Supermarkets is the flagship brand of The United Family®, a Texas-based grocery chain that operates 66 stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico under five unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express. The United Family is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedsupermarkets.com.
About The United Family®
In its 99th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 34 communities in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, The United Family currently operates 66 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R. C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.
Source: The United Family®