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H-E-B reportedly transitioning store into fulfillment hub

BY CSA Staff

A Texas grocery powerhouse has big plans for a struggling store.

H-E-B will close a struggling 28,000 sq. ft. location in Houston, Texas, next month, and turn the space into an e-commerce warehouse to support its home delivery and curbside pickup businesses, according to Chron.

The plan was announced on “Memorial Area Eats!,” a closed Facebook page that often shared posts from residents criticizing the store’s selection and freshness of its food, the report revealed.

Rather than remodel the location, H-E-B plans to convert the space into the company’s first e-commerce warehouse in Houston, a location that will support stores offering pickup or home delivery. A similar hub is being built in the grocer’s hometown of San Antonio, according to Chron.

The news comes on the heels of the supermarket retailer’s plan to buy Favor Delivery, an on-demand delivery service headquartered in Austin, Texas. Favor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of H-E-B.

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