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Old 03-23-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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I went to Sun Harvest and was not impressed. All I'm really looking for now is decent produce. I've given up trying to find things to replace what HEB doesn't carry and other grocery store chains do. The HEB at 1604 and Bandera has consistantly the worst produce. We have to drive down the 10 to the DeZavala HEB to buy produce. How sad is that?
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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What I liked abt HEB service is that when you are looking for something, the pple dont just point you to it, but walk you there and make sure you find it.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My mother who moved to SA from CA (and who then moved back to CA in dismay after six months) had similar frustration with HEB concerning choice. She could never find the brands she liked to buy at Ralphs and Albertsons (e.g., "Where are the 6 oz. cans of Dole pineapple juice?" kind of thing.) And being the power healthfood store shopper she was, she just took one look inside of Sun Harvest and got the chills. I have to agree with her, Sun Harvest is just someone's idea of a 1965 dusty crossroads general store joke. It's just plain gross in there.

I, personally, don't have a problem with HEB (other than their being a monopoly) because I have only basic needs, the atmosphere is nice, and the staff VERY helpful. I do go to the one at I-10 and DeZavala, which is one of their nicer ones, though.

As for HEBs Central Market, I get a good laugh sometimes that many of their items are priced far above Whole Foods, if you can imagine that (while others cost less). You have to comparison shop on an item-by-item basis.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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I went to Sun Harvest and was not impressed. All I'm really looking for now is decent produce. I've given up trying to find things to replace what HEB doesn't carry and other grocery store chains do. The HEB at 1604 and Bandera has consistantly the worst produce. We have to drive down the 10 to the DeZavala HEB to buy produce. How sad is that?
Just head west on 1604 to Culebra.

That HEB has great produce and is very clean
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I can't put my finger on it but the Heb Plus at Potranco seems to be more expensive than Walmart for food.

I was also hoping that they'd offer Ethanol since they were building a new gas station.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I can't put my finger on it but the Heb Plus at Potranco seems to be more expensive than Walmart for food...
Interesting, isn't it? I remember when HEB used to take on Albertson's and Krogers by comparing prices for a basket full of groceries, with full page ads no less, and then showing how much was saved by using HEB. I haven't seen that used against Walmart Super Centers.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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HEB meat and produce is far superior than that of Wal-mart. Also the meal deals are always well priced.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: In God
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Interesting, isn't it? I remember when HEB used to take on Albertson's and Krogers by comparing prices for a basket full of groceries, with full page ads no less, and then showing how much was saved by using HEB. I haven't seen that used against Walmart Super Centers.
There's no Kroger's in San Antone, and what's H-E-B Plus?
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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There's no Kroger's in San Antone, and what's H-E-B Plus?

Kroger left the city some time ago due to "labor disputes" with local employees. I think competing with HEB was the real reason.

HEB Plus is the same as Walmart Super Center, minus clothes and a few other items. Currently, there are two HEB Plus stores with a third one being built on northside I believe.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: In God
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Kroger left the city some time ago due to "labor disputes" with local employees. I think competing with HEB was the real reason.

HEB Plus is the same as Walmart Super Center, minus clothes and a few other items. Currently, there are two HEB Plus stores with a third one being built on northside I believe.
Oh, okay. Because I haven't lived in San Antonio since '01.
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