Gaston Luna has joined The United Family, Lubbock, TX, as its new director of bakery. He plans to share his innovative take on baking and the passion he developed through years of industry experience with the United team.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Gaston’s experience leading our bakery department,” says Diane Earl, senior director of prepared foods. “Considering Gaston’s extensive knowledge of the industry, we are confident his insights will propel our department forward and bring fresh ideas.”

Prior to joining The United Family, Luna served as general manager and director of operations at Casey’s Cupcakes, LLC, in California. He has also served in several capacities for California-based grocery chains, including as the director of bakery and tortilleria operations for Mi Pueblo Foods, the director of bakery at Jensen’s Finest Foods and in the bakery operations department at Vallarta.

In its 99th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC--d.b.a. The United Family--is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 36 communities in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, The United Family currently operates 67 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s, LLC.