United Supermarkets CEO Steps Down After Five Decades in the Business


LUBBOCK, TX – The CEO of United Supermarkets will be stepping down after 51 years in the business.

Robert Taylor moved to Lubbock in 1949 and graduated from Texas Tech in 1971 with a BA degree in Administrative Management. Taylor's college education was put on pause when he joined the Army and served the Army reserve for six years.

After graduating from Texas Tech, Taylor began working with his father at R.C Taylor Wholesale as Vice President. Taylor would spend the next 36 years growing his father's company. The business would eventually expand to be R.C. Taylor Distributing and service grocery and convenience stores in an area of about a 100-mile radius around Lubbock.

In 2007, Taylor sold the family business to United Supermarkets and joined as vice president of logistics. By 2010, Taylor was selected as CEO of United Supermarkets.

“I’ve been so blessed. My resume consists of two things. RC Tayler Distributing, and United Supermarkets and I love both,” said Taylor. 

According to Taylor, the most rewarding part of his career has been the people he has worked with for the past 50 years.

“When you have a fourteen, fifteen-year-old sacker they work for you a couple of years then ten years later they come back to see you and tell you thank you for all they learned and now they are up and running on their own career. That is so rewarding. That is better than the biggest check you could get."

Taylor will be replaced by Sidney Hopper.

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