With more than 36 years of grocery experience under his belt, Sidney Hopper returned to The United Family in October of 2018, as president of the company he joined in 1980 as a sacker. A Lubbock-area native, Hopper began studying business
administration while working part-time for United, but was quickly offered a management position with the company. He rapidly moved through the United ranks to manage stores in Lubbock, Amarillo and Vernon, eventually serving as the
regional vice-president for the Amarillo region, before being promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In 2014, he was tapped to serve as president of Randalls Supermarkets in Houston, where he remained until returning home to the South Plains as president of The United Family. In March 2021, his role as president expanded to absorb all the duties of the CEO as that position was eliminated with the retirement of Robert Taylor.
Hopper has been an active volunteer in the communities he served, including Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and United Way. While in Houston, Sidney co-chaired the Souper Bowl of Caring, a statewide initiative among grocery stores to
supply food banks with donated food, and he served on the Better Business Bureau board. Hopper was recently named to the Covenant Foundation Board and to lead the Lubbock Citywide Branding Campaign. He is also a board member for Lubbock Lemonade Day, an initiative to teach entrepreneurism to third-graders, and he chaired the West Texas Walk for Babies for the March of Dimes in 2021. Hopper holds an executive MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is married to Marcie Hopper, and they have four daughters and eight grandchildren.
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