Minyard Food Stores Agrees to Purchase 8 Albertson’s and 4 Tom Thumb Stores

Dallas, Tx.- December 19,2014- Minyard Food Stores, owned and operated by RLS Supermarkets, LLC, with corporate offices in Carrollton, Texas has entered into an agreement to purchase 12 supermarkets in the Dallas area as part of divestiture required by the Federal Trade Commission to allow Albertson’s LLC to consummate the acquisition of Safeway, Inc., which operates under the Tom Thumb and Randall’s banners.  The transaction remains subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission.

All 12 stores being acquired are located in the Dallas –Ft. Worth Metroplex, with eight of those locations being current Albertson’s locations and four being current Tom Thumb locations. Minyard Food Stores is a hometown, locally owned supermarket chain that currently operates 12 locations in the Metroplex. The stores are owned by Ray and Leticia Schalek. Minyard Food Stores have an 82 year history of proudly serving the local communities of the Metroplex.

Minyard plans to operate these new stores in a totally new, fresh-focused format under the Minyard Sun Fresh Market banner. These stores will be supplied and supported by Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG), a member owned cooperative supplying approximately 3,000 stores and with annual sales approaching $9 billion, from its Ft. Worth, Texas Division.

Ray Schalek, President and Owner of the Minyard Stores stated “The Metroplex is our home and we are extremely excited about the new communities that we are going to be serving and the new employees that we will be welcoming to the Minyard Family. We want our customers’ shopping experience to be a pleasant one where you will be served by the same familiar faces and enjoy the convenience of these neighborhood locations, and recognize the enhanced offerings that our new Minyard Sun Fresh Markets have to offer and experience our Minyard’s “Texas Proud” hometown service.”

Minyard Sun Fresh Market Locations Coming Soon!
3630 Forest Lane
Dallas Texas 75234
6464 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas Texas 75214
4349 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas Texas 75220
3524 McKinney Ave
Dallas Texas 75204
10203 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas Texas 75238
7007 Arapaho Road
Dallas Texas 75248
1108 N. Highway 377
Roanoke Texas 76262
8505 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett Texas 75088
Tom Thumb
3300 Harwood Road
Bedford Texas 76021
Tom Thumb
4000 William D Tate Ave
Grapevine Texas 76051
Tom Thumb
4836 W Park Blvd
Plano Texas 75093
Tom Thumb
3001 Hardin Blvd
Mckinney Texas 75070

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