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LUBBOCK, Texas -- United Supermarkets here has become the latest member-owner of food industry procurement company Skokie, Ill.-based Topco Associates LLC.
Dan Sanders, United Supermarkets' c.e.o., said the alliance with Topco "will enable us to continue our tradition of offering high levels of service while providing quality products at competitive prices. Our growth and success are tied to our unwavering commitment to service - to our guests, team members, and communities."
Topco president and c.e.o. Steve Lauer hailed United as "a well respected company [that] will further enhance our aggregation power for the benefit of all our members."
The family-owned United Supermarkets operates in North and West Texas and has annual sales of approximately $1.1 billion. The chain operates 46 stores under three formats: the core concept United Supermarkets, the whole health and gourmet Market Street, and the international-format Super Mercado.
Topco is a privately held company that aggregates the purchasing power of its food industry member-owners to procure a broad range of products and services.