LUBBOCK (March 14, 2014) — United Supermarkets, LLC (United), parent company of Market Street, honored Mary Sharp as the DFW region Team Member of the Year at the company’s ninth annual Leadership Awards dinner recently.

Sharp, who joined the Market Street team in McKinney shortly after the store opened in 2004, currently serves as its administrative assistant.

“Mary is invaluable to our McKinney store, often assuming responsibilities well beyond her role and redefining her position,” said Kurt McMillan, regional vice president of United Supermarkets, LLC. “One day, she is the interior designer or gift basket guru, and the next she’s handling donation requests and managing UCrew. Her smile and laugh are contagious and make her appreciated by team members and guests alike.”

Before joining the McKinney Market Street, Mary had 10 years of experience as a top performer with Pampered Chef. Outside of her role as the store’s administrative assistant, Sharp is active in the food pantry and Habitat for Humanity projects, and also has taught a children’s Sunday School class in McKinney for more than 30 years.

“The Leadership Awards dinner is a very special occasion for our company every year, as we take time out to recognize and honor very special members of our team, who have gone above and beyond during the past year in helping us fulfill our company’s mission,” said Robert Taylor, president of United Supermarkets, LLC. “These are team members whose daily focus is on doing the right thing and never stop short of excellence.”

United has honored deserving team members with Leadership Awards each year since 2006. Recipients receive a one-of-a-kind award designed by the company and crafted by R.S. Owens Co., maker of the Academy Awards, to reflect the spirit of a servant’s heart.


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 Allen, Amarillo, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lubbock (3), McKinney, Plano and Wichita Falls.

About United Supermarkets, LLC

Now in its 97th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 31 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 58 stores under four unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos and United Express, along with subsidiary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, visit