H-E-B Huntsville Preview Included Concert, $100K In Donations

H-E-B’s newest store opened to shoppers Nov. 15 in Huntsville, Texas

H-E-B’s newest store opened to shoppers Nov. 15 in Huntsville, Texas

H-E-B’s newest store opened to shoppers Nov. 15 in Huntsville, Texas. The day before, the grocer and H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt donated $100,000 to local nonprofits and invited the community to a concert at 6:30 p.m. that evening featuring Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler.

Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler.
Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler performed a community concert at the new H-E-B on Nov. 14. (Shelby photo: Jan Meade)

The 82,000-s.f. store, located at 1702 11th Street, is led by 13-year H-E-B veteran Vicki Sides.

“Huntsville and the surrounding communities deserve quality products at affordable prices, and this store will do just that with great offerings and a wide range of departments,” said Sides. “We value this community and look forward to not only providing fantastic store offerings but also creating jobs for our neighbors. I am excited to call Huntsville my forever home and look forward to serving the community.”

Dine in or take out

The new H-E-B features chef-approved Meal Simple products that include a variety of meals, entrees and mix-n-match sides for easy preparation. Other ready-to-eat offerings include freshly-made guacamole, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables and fresh-squeezed juices.

The Huntsville also has an H-E-B True Texas BBQ. Shoppers order barbecue by the plate or pound along with sides like brisket beans, creamed corn, potato salad and coleslaw. The all-natural 100 percent Angus USDA beef is smoked daily with Texas oak wood on location for at least 14 hours.

H-E-B curbside pickup is a new option designed to save customers time while offering all the products that are available in-store. H-E-B’s personal shoppers hand-pick all grocery selections and deliver the order curbside at a scheduled pick up time.

Other amenities include:

  • An assortment of Texas-made products, from jams and sauces to chips and spreads, as well as Texas-grown tomatoes, greens and citrus
  • Freshly squeezed juices, freshly made guacamole, fresh cut fruit and sushi.
  • More than 1,500 H-E-B Organics products throughout the store, from the produce aisles and fresh meat market to the freezer section and grocery shelves.
  • An expansive selection of gluten-free products.
  • A full-service seafood department with fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, and fresh sushi handmade in-store every day.
  • A Healthy Living department with bulk foods such as nuts, grains, dried fruits, snack mixes, vitamins and natural and organic beauty products.
  • A Fresh Meat Market featuring natural and prime cuts of meat in addition to an assortment of fully cooked selections.
  • A full-service scratch bakery and tortillería, a wide selection of organic and artisan breads baked daily and a variety of desserts, pastries and custom cakes.
  • More than 350 specialty domestic and imported cheeses.
  • A floral department with an on-site floral designer.
  • A Cooking Connection Chef offering help with quick meals.
  • A knowledgeable staff of 340 H-E-B Partners (employees)

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About The Author

A nine-year employee of The Shelby Report who writes for and about food. In previous lives, she worked at a police department in Texas and an amusement park in Arkansas. She also was a newspaper publisher for more than a decade. Not sure which of those qualified her for this job.

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