LUBBOCK (Aug. 1, 2014) — The United Family ®, parent company of Market Street, Acosta Marketing and manufacturers are proud to again collaborate in the fight against neuromuscular disease through Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) 16th annual Aisles of Smiles campaign.

All United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market, Amigos and United Express locations in West Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth are participating.

Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 2, when guests purchase products marked with special “Aisles of Smiles” tags, a portion of the proceeds will support MDA’s research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Guests are also encouraged to write their name on the scan tags to be displayed in stores.

“The United Family is always happy to offer guests the chance to help others through their everyday purchases, and Aisles of Smiles lets shoppers easily make a direct impact on families living with muscular dystrophy,” said Shelby Crews, community relations manager for The United Family. “Through last year’s Aisles of Smiles campaign, we raised more than $81,000 for MDA, and we’re eager to see our guests give to those in need again this year.”

Devoted to caring for families living with neuromuscular diseases, MDA annually funds more than 250 research projects around the world, provides comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide, and rallies community support to spread awareness.

For more information regarding The United Family’s commitment to community involvement, visit unitedtexas.com/community.

 

About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video.

About Market Street

Market Street is a unique and inspiring shopping experience — the place to go for people who care about food, who want a healthier lifestyle, and who are open to fresh new food ideas. It’s the place “where everyday meets gourmet” — where guests can bring many shopping lists to one store. Market Street locations can be found in McKinney, Allen, Amarillo, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lubbock (3), Plano and Wichita Falls.

About United Supermarkets, LLC

Now in its 98th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 35 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 68 stores under four unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, visit unitedtexas.com.