United Supermarkets announced today that it will open a new location in Lubbock at the corner of FM 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,” Taylor said. “We are glad to continue expanding to serve guests in our home-base city, which continues to grow and thrive.”
At 56,000 s.f., the new United will anchor a larger development that will include additional retailers. The store will feature an adjacent 2,500-s.f. United Express convenience store with a drive-thru.
According to Ron Bonacci, senior director of marketing, the company’s 10th 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 under way, paving the way for future growth. Both the new store and distribution center project will create new jobs for Lubbock.
United’s 24th Jacky Pierce Golf Tourney Raises $350K For 25 United Way Chapters
The United Family raised a record $350,000 for the 24th annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament Aug. 30-31. Donations were presented to 25 United Way organizations in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico on Aug. 30 at the company’s tournament charity dinner at Spirit Ranch in Lubbock.
The tournament has raised more than $3 million for local charities since its inception in 1991. This year’s effort allowed for donations to 11 additional United Way organizations over prior years.
“The Jacky Pierce Charity Classic is the cornerstone of our company’s commitment to making an impact in the communities we serve by addressing significant local issues,” said Taylor. “The United Way shares our emphasis on making our communities better places to live, and we are honored to support their organizations throughout Texas and New Mexico.”
The tournament was named in honor of United Supermarkets longtime produce director, Jacky Pierce, who guided the annual golf tournament from its infancy until losing a lengthy battle with cancer in August 2002. The tournament was renamed to honor Jacky Pierce’s memory in 2003, and the 24th annual edition took place at Lubbock Country Club.
“In addition to supporting an incredible cause, our annual golf tournament is another way for our team members to remember and honor our friend Jacky Pierce, who touched all our hearts in many ways,” Taylor said.
The 25 United Way chapters benefiting from the tournament include:
- Dallam-Hartley County United Way Inc.
- Deaf Smith United Way
- Graham Area United Way
- Hutchinson County United Way
- Lubbock Area United Way, Inc.
- North Texas Area United Way
- Ochiltree United Way
- Pampa United Way, Inc.
- Plainview Area United Way
- Scurry County United Way
- United Way Lea County
- United Way of Abilene
- United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
- United Way of Brownwood
- United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County
- United Way of Chaves County
- United Way Concho Valley
- United Way of Deaf Smith County
- United Way of Denton County
- United Way of Eastern New Mexico
- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
- United Way of Midland
- United Way of Moore County, Inc.
- United Way of Odessa
- United Way of Otero County
- United Way Tarrant County
The United Family operates 66 stores under five 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.