H-E-B BUILDS UP NONFOOD IN TEST

SAN ANTONIO -- H. E. Butt Grocery Co. is testing a large-scale nonfood presentation in its newest store in San Juan, Texas, said spokeswoman Debbie Lindsey-Opel.The H-E-B Plus store, which opened last month, devotes 30,000 square feet of its total 109,000 square feet to nonfood categories, and represents H-E-B's biggest selection of nonfood to date, she said. Industry observers noted that the prototype

SAN ANTONIO -- H. E. Butt Grocery Co. is testing a large-scale nonfood presentation in its newest store in San Juan, Texas, said spokeswoman Debbie Lindsey-Opel.

The H-E-B Plus store, which opened last month, devotes 30,000 square feet of its total 109,000 square feet to nonfood categories, and represents H-E-B's biggest selection of nonfood to date, she said. Industry observers noted that the prototype is the latest volley in the supermarket industry's battle to stave off competition

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