Albertson's announced yesterday it is buying Lubbock-based The United Family which operates United, Market Street, Amigos, and more.

The deal will see the United Family operating as a separate business under the Albertson's umbrella. United's CEO Robert Taylor will stay on as president of the United subsidiary.

United had been family owned since its founding in 1916.  There are 50 branded United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.  There are also seven convenience stores and 26 fuel centers operating under the United Express brand.

United is currently building a new store on Souncy and 34th street and is expected to be completed early next year.