LUBBOCK, Texas — United Supermarkets here said it would purchase R.C. Taylor Distributing, a regional supplier for convenience stores and other retailers also based here, effective July 1. Terms were not disclosed. R.C. Taylor, which provides tobacco, candy and some general merchandise distribution for United’s Market Street retail stores, will continue as a full-service supplier with customers in Texas and New Mexico, United said. Its 82 employees will become members of United while Robert Taylor, president, will become vice president of logistics for United and oversee the company’s supply chain operations. R.C. Taylor operates a 100,000 square-foot warehouse in Lubbock.
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