H-E-B to develop tech facility in Austin, Texas
In its efforts to become a dominant force in the digital retail space, San Antonio, Texas-based H-E-B said it has leased a building in East Austin, Texas, to develop a world-class technology facility and innovation lab for its growing digital team and for Austin-based Favor Delivery, its on-demand delivery service subsidiary, according to a press release.
Set for completion in the spring of 2019, the recently renovated industrial warehouse will be transformed into “a creative and collaborative workspace for H-E-B’s partners (employees) of the digital team and Favor’s corporate headquarters,” the press release added. H-E-B said it will fully customize the two-story, 81,000 square-foot facility, which is within walking distance of its 7th Street H-E-B grocery store.
“This state-of-the-art space will be a hub for creativity and innovation as we continue to develop the ultimate digital experience for our customers,” said Jag Bath, H-E-B’s chief digital officer and Favor CEO and president, in the press release. “Bringing H-E-B and Favor closer together will allow us to promote collaboration between our two companies as we strengthen our commitment to building out H-E-B’s omni-channel services.”
H-E-B added that the new center will allow H-E-B and Favor to add several hundred jobs to the local economy across various areas of expertise, including product management, product design and software engineering.