H-E-B started construction on its second store planned for the DFW Metroplex, breaking ground at the site in Plano, Texas, on June 4. The store is set to open in fall 2022.
Inside and out, H-E-B designed the store to reflect the character unique to the Plano community and emphasized environmental sustainability, incorporating several energy-efficient inclusions such as CO2 refrigeration units and LED lighting.
Earlier this year, H-E-B announced its plans to open H-E-B stores in Plano and Frisco. To kick off the projects, H-E-B released details about the two stores this week at separate groundbreaking ceremonies. The Plano store will be located at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, and the Frisco store will be at the northeast corner of Legacy Dr. and Main St.
“H-E-B has a long history serving Texans, including more than 20 years in the DFW community, and we’re excited to expand on this commitment by providing more shopping options and job opportunities for Texans,” said Juan-Carlos Rück, H-E-B EVP, North West food/drug division. “We’re committed to make this store a pillar for the city, and we look forward to providing an outstanding shopping experience with the best H-E-B has to offer.”
Building on H-E-B’s longstanding presence in the area with its Central Market stores, the move reinforces the retailer’s commitment to serve more customers in this dynamic and growing part of Texas. Regularly recognized as a top employer in the nation, H-E-B will offer positions that range from department managers to cashiers. H-E-B will post all job opportunities to the H-E-B Careers site in the coming months. It’s estimated that the Plano store will employ approximately 425 employees.
“For years, we’ve had the privilege of having Central Market as great stewards in our community,” said Plano Mayor John Muns. “We look forward to expanding on this longstanding relationship as we welcome H-E-B, a company known for its steadfast commitment to Texas.”
The store will include a full-service pharmacy with drive-thru, Texas backyard department and a True Texas BBQ restaurant, which was named the best barbecue chain by Texas Monthly and a top barbecue chain in the nation by Thrillist.
The store will also include H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery, which will allow customers to place orders online for pickup at the store or delivery to the home. These exciting digital services will give customers choices on how they shop, pay and receive their products.
Additional store highlights include:
- Bakery featuring handmade artisan breads, cakes and in-store made, warm tortillas;
- Deli department with expansive cheese selection;
- Sushiya offering handmade sushi selections made in-store daily and an Asian grill with rice bowls, teriyaki and more;
- H-E-B Meal Simple with fresh, convenient chef-inspired meals prepared in store;
- Cooking Connection with live demonstrations and samplings for easy recipes to make at home;
- Produce section with large organic and Texas-grown selections;
- Meat market with Prime, natural, and organic meats, Wagyu, dry-age beef and fully cooked options;
- Blooms floral department offering online ordering and delivery service;
- Large craft beer selection and sampling section;
- As the largest wine retailer in Texas, the store will have an extensive wine section with sampling station;
- Healthy Living department with bulk food items, sports nutrition products and supplements;
- Large frozen foods selection;
- Beauty department with a wide selection of cosmetics and other beauty essentials;
- Pet department featuring Heritage Ranch by H-E-B pet food and fun toys and treats for all your furry friend’s needs; and
- Household Essentials department with all you need to set your table, including seasonal disposable plates, bowls and utensils, and Texas Tough brand including the Texas Tough value pack with all your storage bags in one easy-to-use box.
Through its Spirit of Giving philosophy, H-E-B is passionately dedicated to its customers beyond its stores. In this spirit, H-E-B commemorated the two groundbreaking ceremonies with gifts totaling $100,000 to ten nonprofits in Plano and Frisco.
In Plano, H-E-B gifted $10,000 each to Emily’s Place, My Friend’s House, Friday Nite Friends, The Storehouse, and North Texas Performing Arts. In Frisco, $10,000 donations went to VFW Post 8273, Frisco FastPacs, Frisco Family Services, Frisco Arts Foundation and Boys & Girls Club Frisco. These donations build on H-E-B’s support of more than 100 non-profit organizations and public schools in the DFW Metroplex.
For story on the Frisco groundbreaking, click here.
For more photos from the groundbreaking, click below.