US-based United Supermarkets has opened a 200,000 square foot distribution centre in Texas to service its outlets in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area.

The company said the Alliance Distribution Center will service 16 stores, create 74 jobs and “position the grocer for future growth”.

According to United Supermarkets, the distribution centre will relieve pressure on its Lubbock facility and will remove an estimated 2.2m miles of transportation costs and related related carbon emissions from the road and environment each year.

“The opening of the new Alliance DC is very exciting because it’s a monumental milestone for our company,” said Chris St Clair, executive vice president for information and logistics at United Supermarkets. “Our decision to build the facility in North Texas allows for further growth throughout the region and reaffirms our corporate commitment to ensuring that United guests are offered the freshest items as fast as possible.”