North Texas has been a region dominated by grocers like Kroger, Albertsons, and Walmart over the years, but recently H-E-B is expanding into the area.
The retailer will open an ecommerce fulfillment center in Plano later this summer, and it also is set to begin construction on a second store in Frisco, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
H-E-B is calling the new Plano fulfillment center “futuristic,” according to WFAA. The center will handle curbside and home delivery orders, and the company said it will have a staff of 125.. A similar facility was opened last year in Central Texas, according to WFAA.
H-E-B did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication of this story.
In June, H-E-B will start building a second location in Frisco, which should be complete in 2024, according to reporting from Fox4. The first Frisco H-E-B store opened last year..
H-E-B is headquartered in San Antonio and has only just recently made a move into North Texas.
“This new store [in Frisco] builds on the company’s long-standing presence in the area and reinforces its commitment to serve more customers in this dynamic and growing part of Texas,” said Mabrie Jackson, senior director of public affairs for H-E-B in a statement.
Back in February, H-E-B was the leading grocer named to Forbes magazine’s list of best large employers in the U.S.
In rankings based on a survey of about 45,000 workers at U.S. companies and institutions with 5,000 or more employees, Forbes listed H-E-B fifth overall in its top-500 list.
In January, H-E-B was named the top grocer in the U.S. by Chicago-based customer data science firm dunnhumby.