Rankings show H-E-B not just biggest Texas retailer, but a national contender

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers, and a Texas favorite is charging into the top 20.

Step aside “Here Everything’s Better” … now it’s “Here Everything’s Bigger.”

San Antonio-based H-E-B is No. 20 on the list with 2017 retail sales of $21.94 billion — and they did it with 330 stores. Only Apple managed higher sales with fewer stores.

H-E-B is a far piece from competing with the retailers atop the list (No. 1 WalMart, $374.80 billion; 2. Kroger, $115.89 billion; 3. Amazon, $102.96 billion), but they are within striking distance of national brands Aldi, Macy’s and Dollar General. H-E-B spent the last couple years at No. 21 on the list.

The list appears in the NRF magazine Stores. The “annual compendium” ranks “the industry’s largest companies according to sales.”

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The World’s Largest Pecan Has Its Own Ice Cream

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With the world’s largest pecan being located in Seguin, TX, it’s not too nutty to believe that Seguin also claims its very own Texas Vanilla Seguin Pecan flavor of Creamy Creations Ice Cream produced by major Texas grocer H.E.B. The grocer has opened several new locations in the Guadalupe Valley in recent years.