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Seven Lawrence Bros. Stores In Texas, New Mexico Going To The United Family

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Albertsons-owned The United Family plans to acquire seven Lawrence Bros. Co. stores in West Texas and New Mexico. Lawrence Bros. will still own and continue to operate stores in 17 markets.

The Texas stores are located in Abilene, Breckenridge, Clyde, Seminole and Seymour. The New Mexico stores are in Roswell and Ruidoso. The transitions are scheduled to be complete by early summer.

“The conversions and remodel of these stores will give the people of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico new and fresh options for their shopping experience,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “Our Lubbock-based distribution center is located within 250 miles of these cities. Since we serve other stores and cities in the area, United is well positioned to include these new stores efficiently and effectively, translating into great quality and ultimate service for store guests.”

Stores in Breckenridge, Seymour, Clyde and Abilene will reopen as United Supermarkets locations. Stores in Roswell and Ruidoso will adopt the Albertsons Market banner. The Seminole store will reopen as a Super Saver Foods store.

Current store team members will have the opportunity to remain at their existing location. By leveraging synergies of United’s 66-store division, there is potential for creating additional jobs in the future.

Jay Lawrence, president and CEO of Lawrence Bros., and Taylor are working together to ensure a smooth transition for team members and store guests.

“The Lawrence Bros. Co. wishes the Albertsons/United organization much success in this new venture and wants to thank the many customers we have served and especially our family of associates we have worked with over many, many years,” Lawrence said. “It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of these seven communities and neighborhoods. We look forward to continuing to serve our remaining 17 markets in Texas under the Lawrence Bros. and CashSaver Cost-Plus banners.”

Lawrence Bros. Supermarkets was founded in 1929 by J.M. and Thelma Lawrence in Sweetwater, Texas. Today the company operates supermarkets, pharmacies and fuel centers in 24 markets in West Texas and New Mexico under the Lawrence Bros. and CashSaver Cost-Plus banners.

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