HEB news

30 August 2022
The checkout area continues to a focal point for new innovations and pilots. We look at the latest partnership between Standard AI and Compass Group, and round-up some of the other key developments in this space. Targeting the educational sector Standard AI is one of the leading tech-firms driving the development of checkout-free concepts globally. Its autonomous solution can be deployed in...
16 May 2022
The blurring of grocery retailing and healthcare is an important trend in our industry. The concept of food as medicine provides a bridge for retailers to expand the scope of their involvement in the healthcare of consumers, deepening loyalty and trust. We look at HEB’s plans in this area and the signal it provides for what’s coming next. Holistic approach Although HEB operates exclusively ...
15 September 2020
The leading US food retailer, HEB, is partnering with Swisslog to deploy several automated micro fulfillment centres (MFC) to support its curbside pick-up and delivery business. Rapidly increasing interest in MFC Interest in MFCs continues to grow in the US, with several retailers partnering with a range of startups and established companies to test and deploy. Takeoff Technologies has emer...
26 August 2020
Texas-based HEB has opened a new supermarket featuring a food hall concept, Main Streat. Dine in, takeout and delivery The HEB store in Austin, Texas features a range of foodservice concepts as part of the Main Streat food hall and bar. It offers takeout, limited capacity dining on an outdoor patio and inside, and free delivery from Favor, the retailer’s on-demand delivery company. Although...
28 April 2020
Texan retailer H-E-B and Favor Delivery are introducing a two hour delivery service on essentials. Expanding its online services H-E-B already offers online groceries though its H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery service, allowing customers to place orders for the same-day, next day or later. However, with the new Express Delivery partnership, customers can choose from a list of 25 essential ...
07 April 2020
To help local restaurants during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, H-E-B is stocking a selection of local products in its stores. Popular local meals H-E-B already stocked selected restaurant branded products, however this pilot is the first time it is bringing ready made meals into its stores. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the retailer is working closely with local restaurants to...
11 November 2019
We take a look at the new beauty department launched by HEB, one of the leading food retailers in the US, in San Antonio. Source: HEB Making hypermarkets more relevant With the hypermarket channel facing challenges from a number of other channels in the USA, adding new features and services can help keep larger stores relevant and encourage shoppers to visit. HEB Plus is a large hyp...
02 October 2019
We highlight the must-see stores from the leading US food retailers, including several recently opened locations, and the reasons why such developments are important. Switching investments towards remodels Over the last few years, we have seen a renewed focus on store development, with most retailers switching more of their capex towards remodels. For the majority, the emphasis has been p...
12 August 2019
We highlight how regionally focused food retailers continue to thrive in the face of intensifying competition and market consolidation and the factors behind their success. Retailers to watch North America is home to many of the world’s largest retailers. These include Walmart, Costco and Kroger, which lead the global rankings. However, the scale of the US and Canada has enabled regionall...
08 August 2019
HEB plans to develop a 150,000 sq ft facility in San Antonio, Texas to support the growth of the HEB Digital team. Creating 500 new tech jobs HEB expects the new centre to open in 2022 and will complement its recently opened tech hub in Austin. The retailer plans on relocating team members from other locations in the city, including product, design, technology and ecommerce teams. As part o...