Slingshot Shakes. A complete breakfast.
Lactose-Free Bries
H-E-B Leases 81,000-Square-Foot Facility, Furthers Plans to Enter into the Digital Retail Space

H-E-B Leases 81,000-Square-Foot Facility, Furthers Plans to Enter into the Digital Retail Space

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Is H-E-B trying to take on the likes of Amazon? The Texas retailer recently announced that it would be signing a long-term lease for an 81,000-square-foot-facility in East Austin, Texas. The company also noted that this move stems from its hopes to become a dominant force in the digital retail space.H-E-B signed a long-term lease for an 81,000-square-foot facility in East Austin, Texas

As reported on our sister publication, AndNowUKnow, H-E-B has made a series of strategic technology investments this year in order to further establish itself as a technology leader in Texas, including the acquisition of Favor, the appointment of Bath as H-E-B’s Chief Digital Officer, and the recent addition of Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer for H-E-B Digital.

According to a press release, the world-class tech facility and innovation lab—for the company’s growing digital team as well as its delivery service, Favor—is slated for completion in spring 2019. H-E-B noted that it will turn the recently renovated industrial warehouse into a creative and collaborative workspace for digital team employees. It will also be Favor’s corporate headquarters.

Jag Bath, Chief Digital Officer, H-E-B, and Chief Executive Officer, Favor Delivery“This state-of-the-art space will be a hub for creativity and innovation as we continue to develop the ultimate digital experience for our customers,” said Jag Bath, Chief Digital Officer and Favor CEO and President. “Bringing H-E-B and Favor closer together will allow us to promote collaboration between our two companies as we strengthen our commitment to building out H-E-B’s omnichannel services.”

Deli Market News will continue to report on changes in the retail sector.


Slingshot Shakes. A complete breakfast.Lactose-Free Bries

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story

No Store Does More™ to bring Texas families the very best locally grown produce, 100% pure beef, and hundreds of products from around the world—all at great low prices. A few of the many reasons...

Chukar Cherries Wins Gourmet Food of the Year at Las Vegas Market

Original Assortment named Best in Category at 2019 Housewares Design Awards.
View Press Release

Time to Explore a Whole New Organic Look and Brand-New Range for Explore Cuisine at Expo West 2019

The innovative organic pasta brand creates a new Risoni category for rice-lovers seeking a better-for-you option that is high in protein and a good source of fiber.
View Press Release

NJ's Pereg Natural Foods Pushes The (Resealable) Envelope Again With 3 New Varieties of Crispy, All-Natural Bread Crumbs

They join a crunchy family that includes Classic, American, Viennese, Mexican, and Italian Fine Bread Crumbs and their Japanese cousins Spicy Panko, Coarse Panko, and Fine Panko.
View Press Release

U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Sets New Record for Entries

The WCMA breaks previous records with an 11 percent increase in the number of overall entries submitted.
View Press Release

Kerry Launches Non-GMO Yeast

New Acryleast™ is effective in reducing acrylamide levels by up to 90% with no impact on taste or texture.
View Press Release