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Old 03-23-2007, 10:47 PM
 
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I guess I don't shop often enough (but I hate grocery shopping in general!)....but what is a "meal deal"?

After living in DFW for over 15 years, HEB was a welcomed change. I do feel the store layout is very annoying however....but I'm in the design biz and know that it's about "marketing" and not ease for the consumer. That's pretty much across the board with most any retail store. I just wish they would find one store plan and stick with it! I really hate visiting a new store and trying to figure out where everything is. There really is some sense to what some claim is lack of creativity. Walking in a store in Austin that has the same layout as San Antonio will help me shop better....I'll find what I want and linger longer because of the familiarity....not walk out tired and frustrated with only half my list filled.

As far as their own brands.....I personally feel they are way above standards compared to other stores and their brands. Every store has them....HEB is no exception.

Some of these complaints seem to be more about grocery chains in general, not especially specific to HEB.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Living in DFW currently makes me pine for HEB, especially #1 oak park. They have the freshest produce, the best bakery and boar's head deli. I got together with some other San Antonian's here in Dallas and brought the Texas-shaped chips from central market here and one of the girls almost cried she missed HEB that much.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:27 PM
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Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY & Lake Ariel, PA
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Default HEB in DFW?

I know of some folks in the DFW area that will drive down to the HEB's closest to the metroplex...Waxahachie, Ennis or Cleburne. They're all roughly 30 miles or so south of either downtown Dallas or downtown Fort Worth.

There have been articles printed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that mention a new HEB in Burleson right near the Tarrant County line. If that's true, then this will be the furthest north that HEB has ventured into the DFW market and it might also be a test store to gauge how well they will be received in the area. So far, they've been reluctant to take the plunge because of how saturated the market is with grocery stores.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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I actually prefer the HEB brand of several items and I don't usually like store brands.
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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...As far as their own brands.....I personally feel they are way above standards compared to other stores and their brands. Every store has them....HEB is no exception...
Same goes for the military commissaries with generic brands...so, I guess this practice is everywhere around here.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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I am new to SA and HEB. Just wondering, is the house brand HEB or Hill Country? I see a lot of Hill Country products in HEB, kinda positioned like a house brand?
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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A "Meal Deal" at HEB is where you buy one or two key items at the regular price and get "tie in" items to round out a meal for free. They have a very popular one they run at Memorial Day and again at 4th of July......HEB precooked brisket at the regular price and sausage, barbecue sauce, buns, mustard, ice cream etc free. There are no limits and they run a week or two. The freebies are usually HEB or Hill Country Farm brands. Other deals have been Breakfast Tacos... buy the eggs and bacon...get tortillas, chese and refried beans free. Hamburger Meal....buy the meat, get buns, ketchup, pickles, chips. Thanksgiving....buy the turkey ( sometimes they run one for spiral cut ham) and get sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce etc free. I always check the Meal Deals when I shop at HEB. If there is an item I dont need or have any use for, I pass it on to a friend or a food bank.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I am new to SA and HEB. Just wondering, is the house brand HEB or Hill Country? I see a lot of Hill Country products in HEB, kinda positioned like a house brand?
Hill Country is HEB's generic own brand. Hmmm, I wonder where they got that catchy name?
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:03 PM
 
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Hill Country is HEB's generic own brand. Hmmm, I wonder where they got that catchy name?
I see. Thks.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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HEB is really nice in my opinion. Maybe I'm spoiled -- I go to the Lincoln Heights HEB on Broadway and Basse
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