United Supermarkets Named `Texas Family Business of the Year`

Thu Nov 5, 2009 10:28am EST

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Institute for Family Business at Baylor University Honors Grocer at 20th 
      Annual Awards Banquet
LUBBOCK, Texas--(Business Wire)--
The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University today recognized United
Supermarkets as the "Texas Family Business of the Year" in the Large Business
category at the 20th annual Texas Family Business of the Year awards banquet at
Baylor University`s Bill Daniel Student Center in Waco, Texas. 

United Supermarkets was selected for its ownership family`s demonstration of
commitment to each other and business continuity, as well as its responsiveness
to the needs of United Team Members, local communities and supporting

"At United we have always tried to adhere to my great-grandfather`s philosophy
of ultimate service, community involvement and treating our team members as
family. So it`s a great honor to be recognized by an organization that values
those qualities as much as we do," said Gantt Bumstead, co-president of United
Supermarkets, LLC, and great-grandson of company founder H.D. Snell. 

United Supermarkets has remained in the Snell family business since its
beginning in 1916 in Sayre, Okla., and is now in its fourth generation of
ownership. The company was among 20 award-winning businesses from South, Central
and North Texas to be honored at the banquet. 

"Starting, owning and operating a family business is the foundation of the
American dream," said J. David Allen, director of the John F. Baugh Center for
Entrepreneurship at Baylor`s Hankamer School of Business. "It is our privilege
to honor the dedicated, hard-working risk-takers in the state of Texas who
contribute so much to our economic and social well being." 

United Supermarkets is noted for offering its team members financial assistance
for higher education through its popular College Savings Plan, as well as its
charitable activities in all 30 markets it serves. The company`s annual Jacky
Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament this year raised more than $150,000 for
the 14 United Way organizations serving the United Supermarkets trade area. 

About United Supermarkets

Now in its 93rd year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based,
family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west
Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters and distribution center
in Lubbock, United currently operates 50 stores under three distinct formats:
United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United.

United Supermarkets, LLC
Eddie Owens, APR, 806-788-4863
Director of Corporate Communications
Cell 806-928-0462

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