United Supermarkets, L.L.C.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					United Supermarkets, L.L.C.

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United Supermarkets, L.L.C.                                                     Key Employees
                                                                                Name                       Job Title
Fast Facts
                                    7830 Orlando Ave., Lubbock, 79423, United   Gantt Bumstead             Co-President
Headquarters Address
                                    States of America
                                                                                                           Director of Corporate
                                                                                Eddie Owens
Telephone                           + 1 806 7910220                                                        Communications
                                                                                                           Vice President - Specialty
                                                                                Kurt McMillan
Fax                                 N/A                                                                    Division
                                                                                                           Vice President - Facilities
                                                                                Michael Molina
Website                             www.unitedtexas.com                                                    design and development
                                                                                Robert Taylor              Chief Executive Officer
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       N/A

Number of Employees                 10,000
                                                                                Company Overview
Fiscal Year End                     January
                                                                                United      Supermarkets,    L.L.C.      (United
Revenue (in US$ million)            N/A
                                                                                Supermarkets) operates supermarkets and in-
                                                                                store pharmacies. The products portfolio of the
                                                                                company includes meat, seafood, bakery, fruits
                                                                                and vegetables, wine, beer, cutlery, linens and
                                                                                tabletop items, among others. Both national
SWOT Analysis                                                                   branded and private label products are sold by
                                                                                the company. It also offers in-store services
                                                                                such as banking and photo finishing. The
Strengths                           Weaknesses
                                                                                company operates 51 stores under four
                                                                                banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street,
Efficient distribution capacities   Concentrated in few regions                 United Express and Amigos United. Some of its
                                                                                store locations also have fuel stations. United
Strong recognition in the US                                                    Supermarkets has presence in 30 cities of
                                                                                Texas, US. The company is headquartered in
Value-added services                                                            Lubbock, Texas, the US.

Opportunities                       Threats                                     Key Competitors
Changing demographics               Food safety concern                         Big Y Foods, Inc.

Growth trend of organic products    Rise in labor wages                         Costco Wholesale Corporation (Ticker: COST)

                                                                                Giant Eagle Inc.
Launch of store brands              Strengthening competitors’ positions
                                                                                K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.

                                                                                Marsh Supermarkets, Inc.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................6
3     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 7
4     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 9
    4.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................9
    4.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................9
    4.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................9
    4.4      Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................10
    4.5      Threats .................................................................................................................................................................10
5     United Supermarkets, L.L.C. - History.................................................................................................. 12
6     United Supermarkets, L.L.C. - Key Employees .................................................................................... 13
7     United Supermarkets, L.L.C. - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................ 14
8     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 15
    8.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................15
    8.2      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................15




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