The United Family® will donate $100,000 to local schools throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eastern New Mexico

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-Jan-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of United Supermarkets’ 100th anniversary celebration, The United Family® announced today that they will donate $100,000 to local schools throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eastern New Mexico, as part of its Shop to Support Schools program.

Beginning Jan. 13 and running through Oct. 15, guests may link a school of choice to their rewards account at any United Supermarkets, United Express, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos grocery locations and earn points as they shop. At the end of the earning period, The United Family will award $1,000 to 100 schools based on the percentage of each school’s shopping activity.

“United Supermarkets has long held fast to the belief that supporting education is important and we have looked for ways to do that,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “This program is designed to let our guests make their hard-earned dollars do more than just buy groceries. It really lets them have a voice in making donations directly to schools.”

To sign up for the free rewards program, guests can visit www.unitedtexas.com or use the “United Market” mobile application, which is available for iOS and Android operating systems. For a list of participating schools and more information on The United Family’s Shop to Support Schools program, please visit shoptosupportschools.com.

About The United Family®
In its 100th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 36 communities in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, The United Family currently 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. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.

Media Contacts:

Mary Myers
Communications Manger
O: 806.791.8114
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks
PR Support
O: 972.499.6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com

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Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at four stores in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas this Saturday, Jan. 9

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s commitment to helping guests make healthy living a part of their everyday lives, Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at four stores in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas this Saturday, Jan. 9. For the seventh consecutive year, all activities are open to the public and free of charge.

Pharmacy representatives will be on hand to provide guests with blood pressure and glucose screenings and dietitians will be available for body mass index (BMI) calculations and healthy weight education.

WHAT: Amigos Health Fair

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 9 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Amigos – Amarillo, 3300 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX 79103 Amigos – Lubbock, 112 N. University, Lubbock, TX 79415 Amigos – Hereford, 520 N. 25-Mile Ave., Hereford, TX 79045 Amigos – Plainview, 2403 N. Columbia Ave., Plainview, TX 79072

WHO: Pharmacy Professionals and Registered Dietitians

MEDIA: For photo/filming opportunities and interviews, please contact: Kerri Fulks, 972.499.6617 or email at kerri.fulks@hck2.com Mary Myers, 806.791.8114 or email at mmyers@unitedtexas.com

About Amigos®
Amigos® is a grocery store that provides a unique blend of traditional and cultural favorites for Hispanic shoppers, as well as any guest who loves authentic Mexican flavors and unbeatable values. Stores can be found in four communities in Texas: Amarillo, Hereford, Lubbock and Plainview. Amigos is operated by The United Family®, a Texas-based grocery chain that has 67 stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico under five unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express. The United Family is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.amigosunited.com.

SOURCE: AMIGOS

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Media Contacts:
Mary Myers, Communications Manager
O: 806.791.8114
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks, Public Relations Support
O: 972.499.6617 C: 214.549.9837
kerri.fulks@hck2.com