LUBBOCK, TX (February 10, 2012)- United Supermarkets has
announced a strategic relationship with Red Mango,
the #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain in America,
with plans to test a store-in-store concept offering healthy frozen
yogurt and smoothies to its grocery guests.
United is slated to open its first Red Mango counter later this
month at its Judge Ely Blvd. location in Abilene. Construction
begins inside the store on Feb. 13.
This is the first Red Mango location in Abilene and the concept
will be operated by Lubbock-based Beach Ventures, LLC. Buddy
Beach is the franchisee holder for Red Mango and operates a full
sized Red Mango location in Lubbock.
"We are pleased to team up with United Supermarkets in opening
the Red Mango franchise in Abilene," said Beach. "We are very proud
of our healthy assortment of offerings and look forward to becoming
a part of the Abilene business community."
"We know frozen yogurt has become a popular family treat, and
Red Mango is one of the healthiest in its category," said Wes
Jackson, chief merchandising officer for United Supermarkets, LLC.
"Both United and Red Mango share a commitment to the health and
wellness of our guests, so we feel this is a natural fit. We are
excited to offer our guests a unique in-store experience with Red
The Red Mango counter will also serve Arriba! coffee, United's
popular house brand.
"We believe Red Mango and Arriba! will both resonate with our
Abilene guests and are delighted to be offering these new
services," said Jackson.
The Judge Ely Blvd. location also has housed a Sharky's Burrito
Co. location since 2006.
Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is
all-natural, nonfat and low fat, gluten-free and packed with
beneficial live and active probiotic cultures to help support a
healthy immune and digestive system when consumed as part of a
balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.