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Old 11-12-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Whoever asked about Fiesta - there are several in San Antonio, actually. There's one on Bandera by St. Mary's, and then there's another one on Blanco near Basse that I have seen with my own eyes, and some more on the South side.
Actually, that's La Fiesta, which is a different company.

Fiesta: Fiesta Mart, Inc.

I couldn't find a website for La Fiesta.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:28 AM
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Wal-Mart has been doing that for quite some time.
I guess the fact I had never seen this there means I only shop at Wal-Mart when it's too busy for the lights to go out.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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This store is the Largest store they have built to date.

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SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) H.E. Butt Grocery Co.s largest store opens tomorrow at US 281 and Evans Rd.
The 178,500-sf, $40 million H-E-B Plus store will offer a combination of food and general merchandise, putting it in competition with stores such as Walmart and Super Target.
As the new store opens, the company will close its smaller store nearby at 20760 US 281 North.
The new H-E-B Plus is the fourth new store that the grocery giant has opened in San Antonio this year.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Like I said previously, drive outside of SA and find another HEB, you'll see the difference. I'm not quoting stats from here or there, I'm a living example telling you that the pricing and product mix is worse here than in Houston (not sure of other areas). Believe me or not, but HEB is not treating you right. Next time you're in Houston, go to an HEB and look at their prices and products. It won't take you long to see the difference.
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I'm thinking I need to agree with 713 to 210 here. My daughter recently moved to Houston and has been (pleasantly) surprised at the lower prices at HEB there. I'll have her check some specific items next time she shops and we can compare.

Get those "stats" all you want. It's the real life, everyday items that matter. Just MHO.
I'm almost willing to stipulate this fact because it is beside the point. That point being that it was asserted the HEB, as the 800-pound gorilla in this market, was somehow gouging local consumers. My assertion is that if that were indeed true, grocery prices here would be relatively high compared to other cities (or at least on par), when in fact, it's the opposite-- grocery prices here are relatively low, among the lowest in the country. For those of you who want to whine about HEB and proclaim that your milk and eggs cost more at HEB than _____, fine, I get that, and I'll file it under the "your mileage may vary" caveat. But my assertion stands: if HEB were really taking advantage of their dominance in this market, it would be reflected in higher overall grocery prices here, and independent statistics show that to not be the case.

Furthermore, since personal experience is being bandied-about, I will tell you that in my own personal experience, in this market, HEB is cheaper and has more variety than Wal-Mart, Target, or La Fiesta.

BTW, 713 to 210, which HEB do you shop at anyway that you're using for these comparisons?
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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I wish they would bring a Fiesta here in SA. This is the poor man Whole Food Store
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Furthermore, since personal experience is being bandied-about, I will tell you that in my own personal experience, in this market, HEB is cheaper and has more variety than Wal-Mart, Target, or La Fiesta.
This is my point, I'm comparing other markets to the SA HEBs. I'm not looking within SA. If you don't leave the city you don't know what you're missing.

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BTW, 713 to 210, which HEB do you shop at anyway that you're using for these comparisons?
The bulk of my shopping was at the Sugar Land HEB.
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