It doesn't seem that long ago that H-E-B announced its latest tech center to its San Antonio headquarters, or even its tech hub in Austin. Well now, it looks like Lubbock is going to get some H-E-B love with a new 120,000-square-foot space expansion.
“The wait for Lubbock residents is finally over. We’re extremely excited to announce that H-E-B is coming to the Hub City,” said Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Food & Drug. “Our locations across West Texas continue to thrive, and the Lubbock store will allow us to answer the long-standing call for an H-E-B in this community.”
H-E-B now has more than 400 stores and 116,000 partners in Texas and Mexico, and continues to be a dominant economic driver as it expands into the Lubbock market and cuts the ribbon on more stores in West Texas.
“This store will allow us to better serve residents in Lubbock with H-E-B’s low prices, superior customer service, and fresh, top-quality products, all while creating jobs for our neighbors,” said Juan-Carlos Rück, H-E-B Senior Vice President of Operations. “We are proud to become part of the Lubbock community and look forward to many great years ahead, serving the area, both in our stores and through our community service."
All the bells and whistles will accompany this location, along with many new and expanded product selections including a True Texas BBQ, H-E-B’s coveted barbecue restaurant that was recently named best barbecue chain in Texas by Texas Monthly and a top barbecue chain in the nation by Thrillist, according to a press release. Other features to anticipate are:
And you know that Texas always goes big, so you can expect H-E-B to follow its lead. The company has tailored the concept’s design to reflect the look, feel, and traditions unique to Lubbock, focusing on the well-known West Texas flair. The store will be built with environmental sustainability in mind, incorporating several energy efficient inclusions such as CO2 refrigeration units and LED lighting.
The store will also showcase H-E-B Curbside, a digital service where customers can place orders online for pickup at the store. If consumers rather stay at home, the retailer is also working with Favor to boot, an on-demand delivery service H-E-B acquired in 2018, as a convenient option for delivery. Which also includes one-hour delivery of beer and wine from H-E-B. With a game plan like this, it is no wonder that Texas is recognized for its highly competitive retail market.
Stay tuned with Deli Market News as the retail expansions heat up!