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    United Family Will Break Ground on "Next Generation" Store

    Fresh sushi, large salad bar to be among new features.

    LUBBOCK, Texas — This fall, The United Family will break ground on what it’s dubbed the "next generation" United store. The Lubbock site will open in late summer or early fall of 2016.

    The 56,000-square-foot United store will feature an adjacent 2,500-square-foot United Express convenience store with drive-thru, and will "showcase a new look and feel for United shoppers," Ron Bonacci, senior director of marketing, said in a statement.

    “This store will be the third United that reflects our new brand strategy and the first in Lubbock,” Bonacci said, adding that 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 incorporate many of the features currently found in the company’s Market Street locations, including fresh sushi and expanded foodservice options; a large salad bar accompanied by an expanded in-store dining room; a larger produce section; and a wider variety of beer and wine.

    The store will be the company's 10th location in Lubbock.

    The United Family 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.

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