More than 100 years of excellence, and counting.
United’s roots go back to 1916, when H.D. Snell opened his first United Cash Store in Sayre, Oklahoma. Today, his legacy has grown to include 66 stores under five distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, United Express and Albertsons Market. The United Family now has over 13,000 team members in 32 markets including west and north Texas and New Mexico.
In 1949, H.D. “Jack” Snell, Jr., purchased the Vernon and Wellington grocery stores from his father and the Texas tradition began to grow. An innovative visionary, Jack introduced United to Lubbock in the 1950s, Wichita Falls in the 1960s and Amarillo in the 1970s.
From the beginning, H.D.’s focus was on treating each Guest as he would want to be treated. Since then, his philosophy of providing outstanding Guest service, value, high- quality products, and involvement in the communities we serve has never waivered.
In 2013 United Supermarkets L.L.C. was bought by Albertsons L.L.C. and now operates as a separate, decentralized division of the Albertsons Company. Joe Albertson founded his company in 1939 with a similar philosophy to the Snell Family. Joe said: “give customers the products they want, at a fair price, with lots of care along the way.” For a company that built its reputation on service, that’s a sentiment we can relate to.