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Old 07-19-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I thought it was Here Everything's Better.
That's the motto and HEB stands for "Howard E Butt". I would know; I use to work there.

And yes, each HEB is reflective of the area it's in. Huge difference between the one in third ward and the one in Bunker hill.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I see too much competition for Publix to enter the market. HEB, Kroger, and Randals are all usually located next to one another. Would not be worth it to open up in this market.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Are you required to use one of those stupid cards at Publix? I do not think my keychain has enough room for one more. Egads.

No cards with Publix.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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To me, it seems like the only grocery stores in Houston are HEB and Kroger. That's just in my opinion. I know that I could be wrong about there only being two chain grocery stores in the area. Considering the fact that Publix is a southern grocery store, wil it ever come to Houston and create competition among other grocery chains?

Isn't HEB a privately owned, Texas based co? Maybe it's the support the hometown guy tendencies in me, but wouldn't shopping there result in a larger share of revenue coming back into the Texas economy vs shopping at a chain store based in another state?

Although given what I've read about current economic conditions in FL, I'm sure they can use all the Publix revenue they can get their hands on.

Granted, supporting the local guy only works for me if they're reasonably competitive, but for the most part it sounds like HEB is... yes?
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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I would like Trader Joe's though. I like Whole Foods, but I want one out here in Pearland.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think there is a better chance of Trader Joe's entering Texas than Publix.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Publix? Really? Well, I've only been to one several times and it was in SouthMiami/The Gables. It was disgusting.


On a side note, Blue Bell Ice Cream is now in NC.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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one location cannot say it is great or not. You may have been to a smaller sized one that cannot be upgraded or expanded. I have been to very nice grocery stores in CA and NY and after going to a few Publix in Southwest Florida and one near the marina in Ft Lauderdale, I must say the bigger ones are very nice, good to great prices too and on par with upscale grocery stores.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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To me, it seems like the only grocery stores in Houston are HEB and Kroger. That's just in my opinion. I know that I could be wrong about there only being two chain grocery stores in the area. Considering the fact that Publix is a southern grocery store, wil it ever come to Houston and create competition among other grocery chains?
You seem awfully concerned about what stores we have in Houston when
A) You don't live here
B) You've never been here (Or else you wouldn't make so many false assumptions)

I'm really curious why you are so concerned about what stores we have here. Are you planning on opening up some? Or is this some type of school project? It wouldn't bug me so much if you at least did a little research before posting such silly statements.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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There's Randall's too, but they are very expensive. I have never been to a Publix and would like to try it out. I REALLY want Trader Joe's.
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HEB & Kroger are more than adequate for what I need. I go to local Asian markets for ethnic stuff and on the rare occasion make my way down to Whole Foods. I'm still longing for Trader Joe's though.
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I would like Trader Joe's though. I like Whole Foods, but I want one out here in Pearland.

Email Trader Joe's and let them know!
Trader Joe's
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