How H-E-B became Houston’s hometown grocer

How H-E-B became Houston’s hometown grocer

“H-E-B has a dominating presence in the community, because of the market share they have acquired and the image and the reputation they have of being community-minded.” —ED WULFE, Wulfe & Co.

Last month’s opening of a gleaming, new 91,000-square-foot supermarket — complete with an in-store, chef-driven restaurant — in Houston’s tony Tanglewood area stands as a monument to the 25-year arc of H-E-B’s expansion in the market.

After entering Houston in 1990 with its downscale, smaller-format Pantry banner, H-E-B has grown store by store over the last quarter century to the point where it now sits in a virtual three-way ti

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