LUBBOCK, Texas — United Supermarkets emerged in rural towns where oil derricks, cattlemen, cowboys and ranchers were part of the landscape. It wasn't the Wild West, but a time for community growth and development.
It’s from this Western heritage that United expanded and became recognized as a community service provider — an important reason it has thrived for 87 years, according to company executives.
Although H.D. Snell opened his first store in Sayre, Okla., in 19