HEB last year celebrated its 110th anniversary. It was also featured on the Forbes list of, off the chart businesses. They have been native to texas for as long as they have been operational. Even though you might think that you know each and everything about this grocery franchise but there are quite a few unknown things about HEB which we would discuss today.
1. It is not an acronym for their tagline:
Their tagline is here, everything is better. However, HEB stands for the initials of the store’s founde
rs Howard Edward Butt Senior.
2. Original location:
Even though the proposal was to start the 1st store in San Antonio but it did not open until 1942. In 1905, the 1st store was actually opened in Kerrville.
3. Twist of Fate:
The fathers of one of the founders Howard Butt resided in Memphis. However, due to a case of tuberculosis, they moved to a drier climate in Texas. That is why HEB became native to Texas.
4. International operations:
HEB has stores in Mexico as well. That is why it has International operations.
5. Online delivery:
It also offers you online shopping experience with more than 50,000 items available to order on their website.
6. Culinary Academy:
HEB also has a culinary academy which they opened in San Antonio in 2014.
7. Multiple coupon usages:
HEB allows you to use the manufacturer coupons on top of the free deals which it provides. This ensures that you would be able to save a significant amount of money.
8. 2 different lines of cookware:
They have their own cookware lines. One is the stainless steel line and another is the cast iron cookware line.
9. Stock options for employees:
In last November, the company announced that the employees were no eligible for getting the stock options and currently, the employees sold over 15% of the company. However, since it has been a closely owned enterprise for over 100 years, it is difficult to say when it would be finally listed on the stock exchanges.
10. HEB brands:
HEB sells plenty of its own brands in the stores. That is why, if you attempt, you would be able to finish your shopping only with these brands. In almost each and every category, you would be able to find plenty of HEB brands on offer which also provides you with a good deal.
So, the next time around, you’re heading over to HEB do keep some of these interesting things in mind.