HEB-Montrose_1540.jpg John Everett

2017 Retailer of the Year: Competitor, Innovator, Operator

In a terrible year to be a food retailer, H-E-B’s eye on the horizon shines

In a year where the effects of fast-changing consumer demands, rapidly expanding shopping options and generally rotten conditions in the business of selling food brought some to consider whether the supermarket itself had a long-term future, there was H-E-B to provide a way forward.

It’s not as though H.E. Butt Grocery Co. was at all immune to these threats — indeed, recent remarks by its president and COO paint a picture of a company soaking in them, confronting a long ro

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