Private Brand Wine Shines in Texas

Lubbock, Texas-based United Supermarkets has expanded its Private Brand selection with three Market Street wines.

Patio Sangria is said to be  “from the Vineyards of Market Street,”available at all 42 of the  grocer’s stores that carry beer and wine. Additionally, two table wines, Farm to Market Red and Farm to Market White, are due on United’s shelves in the next few weeks.

The wines are the fruit of the United’s collaboration with Lubbock-based McPherson Cellars Winery and winemaker Kim McPherson. Patio Sangria is the third such product from McPherson, who has also created private label versions for two restaurants.

The sangria’s label features a painting, “Escape,” created especially for the wine by noted local artist Carol C. Howell.

Family owned United operates 50 stores under three formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United.

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.