Named as Retailer of the Year by Progressive Grocer Magazine in 2010 for its leadership, social responsibility and sustainability achievements, community leadership, executive stewardship, and corporate culture, it’s easy to see how H-E-B Grocery's philosophy of dreaming big has carried through it’s 106-year history. Today it stands as one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation with 76,000 employees.


  • Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
  • Founding year: 1905
  • Number of locations as of January 2011: 329 in Texas 
  • and Mexico
  • Brands: H-E-B, Hill Country Fare and Hill Country Essentials, Central Market, H-E-Buddy
  • Annual Sales: more than $16 billion

Beyond offering exceptional service, low prices, and a friendly shopping environment, the company supports initiatives such as the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program, holds an annual Feast of Sharing holiday dinner, and provides on-site relief in areas devastated by natural disasters with its H-E-B trailer. It has also contributed 5% of its pre-tax earnings to public and charitable programs since the 1930s.

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