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United Supermarkets purchases Llano Logistics


Lubbock, Texas -- United Supermarkets has completed a transaction to acquire Llano Logistics. Llano has operated United’s two distribution centers – in Lubbock and Roanoke – since their opening.

The deal closed May 31 and means Llano, which had been owned by Exel, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL, is now owned by United.

It is the company’s third subsidiary operation in addition to its 52-store supermarket/ convenience store chain. United purchased R.C. Taylor Distributing in 2007 and added Praters Foods in 2009.

“This move provides additional synergy for our organization,” said Chris St. Clair, executive VP for information and logistics, United Supermarkets. “There are significant cost savings and significant operational efficiencies that we gain through this acquisition. Most importantly, we also gain dedicated team members who have been with Llano since the beginning and who have worked to support United exclusively.”

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