Here is how H-E-B is taking the lead
H-E-B has gained adoring public odes and loyal customers throughout its home state of Texas, according to Eater.
The the 12th-largest private company in the country started out as a family store in a small town and grew into a state-wide grocery store with a loyal following. According to Eater, it’s ranked among the top places to work and is pretty ahead-of-the-curve with its mobile checkout.
But, really, H-E-B has just tapped into one of the most powerful cultural forces in existence: Texas pride, according to Eater. H-E-B’s corporate campus — where many of the buildings are made of Texas limestone, and the neoclassical design is quintessential Texas architecture — runs along the San Antonio River Walk, and is built on an old military compound called the San Antonio Arsenal. A Texas landmark, known for being a major supply depot during both world wars, it now supplies Texas to Texans, from Whataburger Fancy Ketchup to Takis rolled tortilla chips to Franklin Barbecue sauce.
H-E-B has no plans to expand beyond Texas, at least in the U.S. Julie Bedingfield, an H-E-B public affairs manager, says that the company gets requests to open stores outside of Texas, mainly from Texas natives living elsewhere, “every single day," according to Eater.
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