It all goes back to 'mama'. Florence Butt opened a grocery store in Kerrville, Texas in 1905. The business began expanding when her son Howard E Butt took over in the 1920's....and through generations we now celebrate HEB, headquartered in San Antonio.
But HEB has more than captured the hearts of Texans....it is the number one retailer in this state....and now has entered the top 20 s of retail stores in the nation. Last year HEB's 330 stores pulled in almost 22 billion dollars in sales. Get this: only Apple managed higher sales with fewer stores.
It's just a grocery store you say, why the gush? For Texans, HEB is right there on the roll call with Whataburger, Blue Bell, Ninfa's, Tony Lama, Dr Pepper.....and Shiner.