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Old 06-02-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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Central Market I have seen when visiting but coming from Houston Im surprised there are no HEB's at all. Is there some sort of agreement or political agenda at hand with why they are in the surrounding areas of Dallas but not in the metroplex?
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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They are moving in slowly up that way. HEB is a slow moving beast until it really goes after a market and then it explodes. When they moved in to Houston they did a tiptoe with these smaller markets called Pantry Foods. After they built about 60 of them they came in with the real HEB's, but that was just 10 years ago when those started to pop up.

Moving in to Houston area doubled their target population so maybe they are not quite ready to fully take on Texas' largest metropolitan area (DFW). They do have some in the southern reaches of the metroplex and will be moving north. Plus they built their Central Markets all over DFW. That's part of the HEB family.

They also are in Northern Mexican states with stores in Monterrey, and cities along the border in Tamaulipas.

But DFW has one HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) and it doesn't sell food...
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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I saw HEB when I was in Houston a few weeks ago - is it a regular grocery store like Kroger/Tom Thumb etc?? What would you compare it to? People seem to LOVE IT. I thought it looked a little strange.. maybe the name just threw me off idk, didn't sound like a grocery store. Had no idea it was part of the Central Market family, and that they sold stuff other than groceries... I want to try it out, I hope it comes to Dallas!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I really wish HEB would come to Dallas. The HEB store brand stuff is amazing. I go to Central Market for the bath tissue, k cups, and almond milk alone.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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HEB has been buying up sites all over DFW. Last count was 12 sites total. It could be a boat load of Central Markets or another concept entirely.

H-E-B supermarkets planning big growth in DFW, expert predicts | Local News | News from ...

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/20...ld-on-it.html/
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I love HEB! I travel a lot on business and go to one when I can find it. Their deli items blow the others out of the water.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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I saw HEB when I was in Houston a few weeks ago - is it a regular grocery store like Kroger/Tom Thumb etc?? What would you compare it to? People seem to LOVE IT. I thought it looked a little strange.. maybe the name just threw me off idk, didn't sound like a grocery store. Had no idea it was part of the Central Market family, and that they sold stuff other than groceries... I want to try it out, I hope it comes to Dallas!
Take all the best parts of central market like the seafood & meat counters, fresh produce area, bulk grains section, and top gourmet brand items. Then mix in all the regular brands that you would find in a normal grocery store along with high quality HEB branded (their generic) items.

Basically if you took the best of Tom Thumb and Central Market and put it all in one store. You can watch a cooking demo and buy fresh sea bass, prime filets, a 12 pack of coke and craft mac and cheese all in one store.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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"News" to add to the fodder. Article from 5/22/14:

"The Supermarket News story notes that Albertsons could sell out once the merger closes, and quotes an anonymous insider who believes “San Antonio-based HEB could be interested in expanding further in the market, and that Cerberus [the firm that owns Albertsons] could be interested in exiting the market once the deal closes.”

See the full article at: Will HEB, Market Street replace Albertsons, Tom Thumb? » Lake Highlands
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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HEB has been buying up sites all over DFW. Last count was 12 sites total. It could be a boat load of Central Markets or another concept entirely.

H-E-B supermarkets planning big growth in DFW, expert predicts | Local News | News from ...

H-E-B purchased land in Frisco, but says it has no plans to build on it | Dallas Morning News

I hope they put in HEB's and HEB Plus's.
We visit my sister in law in Austin often and stop in at HEB before the ride home. They are awesome grocery stores with wonderful quality, selection and prices.
The nearest one to Dallas is in Waxahachie I believe and dont think I hadn't considered making the drive lol
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Good; I wouldn't miss Tom Thumb.
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