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H-E-B Holds Grand Opening For Plano, Houston Stores

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As H-E-B continues to expand across Texas, the retailer opened three stores on Nov. 2, which includes locations in Plano and two in the Houston area.

H-E-B opened its store Nov. 2 at 6001 Preston Road in Plano, joining the recently opened Frisco H-E-B and six Central Market locations that have been serving the DFW community for more than two decades.

In the Houston area, the company also opened H-E-B stores, its flagship format, in Magnolia and Willis. At a combined nearly 220,000 square feet in total, the store openings mark the first location in Willis, which is a community north of Houston, and the second in Magnolia, a city northwest of Houston. 

“This endeavor into the DFW Metroplex has been a company-wide passion project,” said Juan-Carlos Rück, EVP of North West food drug. “At H-E-B, our goal is quite simple, we want to serve the community. Partners are the heart of our company and are committed to providing a fun, exciting shopping experience for Plano customers.”

In the DWF area, H-E-B has announced stores in Plano and Frisco, locations are now open; McKinney and Allen, which are under construction; and Alliance and Mansfield, which will break ground soon.

“We are humbled by the Texas-sized welcome from the Frisco and Plano communities and grateful for the enthusiasm many new customers are showing to our partners, who are working hard to provide the level of service H-E-B is known for,” said Stephen Butt, H-E-B board member and president – Central Market division. “Today is a history-making day for H-E-B as we continue to grow across Texas. In addition to the new Plano H-E-B, we’re also opening two new locations in the Houston area on the same day, adding to our strong network of stores.”

The Plano store has distinctive features, such as a True Texas BBQ restaurant; a pharmacy with a drive-thru; and Home by H-E-B home décor department featuring furniture, woven textiles and accent pieces from the Haven + Key and Texas Proud collections. It also offers H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery, which allows customers to place orders online for pickup at the store or home delivery. 

Additionally, the store introduced a new line of sushi options, sushi and sashimi by the pound and a DFW Roll, made with avocado, cucumber, spicy tuna and salmon; a new Café Ole coffee blend, Taste of DFW; and bakery items like chapati and roti breads.

H-E-B designed the store to reflect the character of the Plano community and emphasized environmental sustainability, incorporating several energy efficient inclusions such as CO2 refrigeration units and LED lighting. The site also features native landscaping throughout the property.

In addition to its store, H-E-B will invest in a 55,000-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center, a project that expands the retailer’s commitment to integrate innovative technologies that drive omnichannel growth and provide a more convenient and better shopping experience. The facility will be located adjacent to the Plano store and is expected to become operational by mid-2023.

H-E-B commemorated the store’s grand opening with a $10,000 donation to the Plano ISD Culinary Arts Program. When the store was announced last year, H-E-B gifted a total of $50,000 with donations of $10,000 each to Emily’s Place, My Friend’s House, Friday Nite Friends, The Storehouse and North Texas Performing Arts. These donations build upon the company’s support of more than 150 non-profit organizations and public schools in the DFW Metroplex.

“We are excited to join our Plano Central Market family to strengthen our ties in this community,” said Patrick Gural, Plano top store leader and 16-year H-E-B partner. “H-E-B partners will work hard to earn the confidence of many new shoppers. We look forward to serving Plano with the best of H-E-B, offering the products and services our customers have come to love and expect.”

As a multi-format retailer, H-E-B has served the community with its Central Market stores, which were introduced to the DFW area in 2001 and grew to serve customers in Dallas, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth. H-E-B stores also serve communities near the Metroplex including Burleson, Hudson Oaks, Granbury and Waxahachie. H-E-B’s Favor Delivery serves 29 cities across the metro area. H-E-B also operates Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda store formats in Texas.

To view the photo gallery from the event, click here.

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