LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The United Family was named 2021 Grocer of the Year by the Texas Retailers Association. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the Texas Retailers Association as the 2021 Grocer of the Year in Texas,” said Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family. “All retailers have dealt with unprecedented challenges over the past 18 months. However, I am particularly proud of all of our team members who have stepped up at every turn to face the adversity presented by the pandemic. This award is a testament to them and the impact they have had on our guests and the communities we serve.” 

State Senator Charles Perry, District 28, was also recognized by the group for his leadership in the Texas Senate and his advocacy for Texas retail businesses.  

“The United Family has been a phenomenal partner of the TRA as well as an instrumental part in advocating for all Texas retailers,” said Gary Huddleston, grocery industry consultant for the TRA. “They have also supported the goals of the TRA education foundation by making grassroots donations to local schools.  In summary, The United Family is a great Texas-based company with great customer service as big as Texas.”