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The United Family To Host Vendor Discovery Showcase

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The United Family is planning its first Discovery Showcase, an event to connect the company with local and regional vendors interested in doing business. 

Since its inception, The United Family has sourced local products and encouraged employees to give back to their communities. The United Family sources suppliers that best match their needs, regardless of size or classification. 

By developing relationships with diverse suppliers, The United Family can offer a broader assortment of products at prices their guests can afford. 

“United Supermarkets has always been deeply rooted in our local communities and partners with local suppliers to bring Texas and New Mexico flavors to our guests,” said CMO Tony Crumpton of The United Family. “We’re proud of our local legacy and continue to support fantastic local partnerships.” 

The event itself will be composed of meetings, breakouts and a supplier expo to help businesses scale into retail, where the most standout suppliers may have the opportunity to sell their products in a United Family store.

Interested businesses can submit an online application for the Discovery Showcase through March 4. The United Family will evaluate applications based on product fit and readiness for the market across all departments. The grocer will choose select participants to attend the in-person event in Lubbock, Texas, for vendors to pitch their products to the business team on May 8. 

Sponsors of the event include Acosta Brokerage, Gameday Productions/Everyday Heroes, RD Thomas Advertising, Slate Group, Statewide Distributors and Four Star Demo Service. Some successful local/regional partners include Lancaster Brothers, Kylitos Salsa and Vollemans Milk. 

About The United Family

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets – d.b.a. The United Family – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico.

A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family operates 98 stores under five banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies Inc.

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