United Supermarkets to Open Distribution Center in Lubbock

COMPANY PRESS RELEASE: United Supermarkets, Inc., announced today plans to establish its own distribution operations and begin self-distributing by June 2000.

United has secured a site on the northwest corner of East 19th Street and Loop 289 in Lubbock to build a 485,000-square-foot distribution center. The new facility will employ approximately 225 people.

"We are tremendously excited about the benefits of self-distribution," said Kent Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for United. "Through the use of state-of-the-art technology and a more direct partnership with our vendors, we will be able to offer an even higher quality product at a lower cost to our valued customers."