Retailers Look to Imported Foods

Imported foods and beverages are doing so well at H.E. Butt Grocery Co. that the retailer plans to test its first international foods aisle. A 72-foot aisle is slated to launch next month in an Austin, Texas, H-E-B store, according to its international food buyer, Frances Shay. The pilot comes in response to growing demand for international foods, which are showing double-digit growth at

NEW YORK — Imported foods and beverages are doing so well at H.E. Butt Grocery Co. that the retailer plans to test its first international foods aisle.

A 72-foot aisle is slated to launch next month in an Austin, Texas, H-E-B store, according to its international food buyer, Frances Shay.

The pilot comes in response to growing demand for international foods, which are showing double-digit growth at H-E-B, Shay told SN at the Fancy Food Show here last week.

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