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Old 07-16-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I saw this recently - https://www.facebook.com/BringHebToElPaso

and this - Petition Bring H.E.B. to El Paso TX

Maybe you all can get people to support those.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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I really wish a grocer like Sprouts or Central Market would open up where the Barnes and Noble/Best Buy locations used to be on Viscount. That's prime real estate with great visibility from the freeway, and the area is dying for some selection other than Walmart or Big 8.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Kidicarus, that would be a great idea.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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I have been in HEB's all over Houston and Richmond/Rosenburg, then Austin and farther north all the way up to Dallas. I also visited their Central Market frequently (love those) as it was near my work. I never noticed they catered to anyone specific. I guess they make fresh tortillas but then again they also make and sell fresh sushi rolls. The last one I went into had a growler filling station with 6 or 8 Texas beer choices. You could bring your growler and get some great beer. You'll have to try it and be your own judge but I think they bring good things and they are a healthy Texas business, and carry lots of Texas products. I like them.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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I moved to New Mexico, then California from east Texas, where I shopped at HEBs all the time. One thing I miss is their low-priced store-brand (Hill Country Fare) sardines. They come in water, soybean oil, tomato sauce and Louisiana hot sauce and they were only 69 cents a can. Even after I moved to a city which didn't have an HEB I used to go stock up on these sardines whenever I was in my old hometown. I've been paying at least 99 cents a can for sardines since I left Texas and the kinds with tomato sauce and Louisiana hot sauce, which I especially liked, are hard to find cheap.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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how do you eat the sardines? The only way I know of is on saltines.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:35 AM
 
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how do you eat the sardines? The only way I know of is on saltines.
You don't have to do that. You can also eat them from a bowl, or a plate--the HEB store brand sardines that come in sauce come in this thick sauce that doesn't run. I think they also come packed in mustard sauce. You can eat them with your fingers. A fork may not work too well, although they're pretty firm, unlike some other brands, where the fish are so fragile they're impossible to eat with a fork; a spoon would be better, if you must use utensils. You can put salt on them if you want, like I do (not too much; you're putting seasoning on the fish, not inducing vomiting or treating cholera--put a little on, then maybe a little more, until you get enough).
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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how do you eat the sardines? The only way I know of is on saltines.
I prefer eating them on the round Nabisco RITZ crackers, but also other crackers, such as Triscuits, will work as well. A change from sardines is kippered herring, which I also like on crackers.

As for HEB ever starting up in El Paso, I suspect their reluctance is the same as Blue Bell ice cream, which could be found in other parts of Texas for years before it ever arrived in El Paso - which was considered too remote for the distributor at one time. Blue Bell finally expanded their warehousing and added other manufacturing sites which allowed them to expand into adjacent states (NM, OK etc) and into the El Paso area.

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Old 01-17-2015, 03:58 PM
 
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I have heard HEB has a gentleman's agreement with Albertsons companies to not expand into certain regions. I dont know how true it is.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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I have heard HEB has a gentleman's agreement with Albertsons companies to not expand into certain regions. I dont know how true it is.
If that is in fact the case, it would seem they have a pact with the wrong chain, re:

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Wal-Mart grows its El Paso market dominance to 21 stores

"The biggest impact may be in the grocery store segment of the local retail industry, where Wal-Mart has captured a lot of market share and some of the older chains have closed operations," Fullerton noted.
All of its stores sell groceries, easily making it El Paso's largest supermarket operator.


It's closest grocery competitor in number of stores is Lowe's Big 8 supermarkets with 16 El Paso area stores. Lowe's is a regional chain of 140 stores in five states, according to its Web site.
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