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Old 08-04-2015, 04:52 AM
 
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Why were you at both HEB and Randalls, if Kroger is soooo good and you love it?
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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Default Love it!

My screen name says it all - Loving SA. We've been here three years, and the happiness hasn't worn away. Sure, we have traffic, a few people aren't nice, and it is hot in the summer, but those things are true of many, many places. San Antonio has lots to do, mostly nice people, and beautiful weather much of the year.

Attitude and what you are looking for make the difference.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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One thing I'll say San Antonio is missing is natural beauty. It's pretty ugly driving around. Nothing like say a blue ridge parkway and the lack of zoning restraint on signage is appalling.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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It just seems like HEB is like a grocery mafia family, and they don't take kindly to people trying to get in on their turf. I've heard that Winn-Dixie, Kroger, etc have all failed here.
It’s not an H-E-B thing, but rather a San Antonio thing.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Itís not an H-E-B thing, but rather a San Antonio thing.
Not really, look at Houston and Austin and how the grocery market share has changed since HEB has pushed full force into the market, especially Houston. HEB has been quietly amassing land in DFW too and that has the traditional grocers running scared there too.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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Default Wow!

I don't doubt it. As I remember it are they not the largest family owned grocery chain in the country?
Kind of hilarious really.
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Not really, look at Houston and Austin and how the grocery market share has changed since HEB has pushed full force into the market, especially Houston. HEB has been quietly amassing land in DFW too and that has the traditional grocers running scared there too.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Not really, look at Houston and Austin and how the grocery market share has changed since HEB has pushed full force into the market, especially Houston. HEB has been quietly amassing land in DFW too and that has the traditional grocers running scared there too.
This is very true and the other grocers should be worried. My brother who lives in Houston was very excited to get a new HEB near his house while having Krogers as an option already nearby.

While HEB may have started out as a "San Antonio thing", it is not just that anymore. Heck, they even have stores in Mexico right?
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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Question is....why are the other chain stores ( Kroger, for example) not coming back here?
San Antonio is supposed to be this up and coming world-class city (not my words), so why don't all these other grocers come here?
We certainly have the population now with all the transplants from other parts of the country that are used to the other chains....sooooo where are they at? Would be nice to have someone compete with HEB.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Question is....why are the other chain stores ( Kroger, for example) not coming back here?
San Antonio is supposed to be this up and coming world-class city (not my words), so why don't all these other grocers come here?
We certainly have the population now with all the transplants from other parts of the country that are used to the other chains....sooooo where are they at? Would be nice to have someone compete with HEB.
You couldn't gain the market share for them to be profitable. You would have to build a distribution hub locally and open not just one or two stores, but 10-20 in a short amount of time and no national non specialty grocery store is able to do that. Again look at Houston, HEB 15 years ago didn't even have a regular store there just small pantry markets, now it has a quarter of the market, with kroger's shrinking every year and hometown Randall's( but owned by Safeway) almost gone.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It is hard hard to compete with HEB.

In Houston look at Montrose Market and nothing is close. They have more organics than whole foods.
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