United names interim CEO - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


United names interim CEO

Dan Sanders Dan Sanders
Robert Taylor Robert Taylor

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 first told you on Monday night that the executive vice president and CEO of United Supermarkets had resigned, and on Tuesday afternoon, an interim CEO has been announced.

Robert Taylor, vice president of logistics, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. Taylor has been a member of the company's leadership team since July 2007, when United purchased R.C. Taylor Distributing. Taylor's family has operated R.C. Taylor Distributing in Lubbock since 1949, and Taylor was company president at the time of the purchase.

Sanders assumed the role of CEO in 2004 after holding other executive roles at United in the advertising, marketing, sales/merchandising and human resources departments. Before joining the company, he was a principal in AdPlex and the founder of AdContent, both of which provided advertising production and content management technology to Fortune 500 companies.

United Supermarkets is now in its 94th year of operation. It is a Texas-based, family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters and distribution center in Lubbock, United currently operates 50 stores under three distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United.

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