H-E-B PLANNING FOR EXPANSION INTO MEXICO

SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here plans to open a supermarket near Monterrey, Mexico, by the end of the year, with another unit to follow several months later, spokesman Mike De La Garza told SN.The Mexican stores would be H-E-B's first international locations. Depending on those stores' success, the 230-unit chain might consider future expansion in Mexico, De La Garza said.The two stores

SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here plans to open a supermarket near Monterrey, Mexico, by the end of the year, with another unit to follow several months later, spokesman Mike De La Garza told SN.

The Mexican stores would be H-E-B's first international locations. Depending on those stores' success, the 230-unit chain might consider future expansion in Mexico, De La Garza said.

The two stores planned for metro Monterrey, about 150 miles south of Laredo, Texas, will be ab

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