H-E-B opens stores in Houston area in Magnolia and Willis

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November 2, 2022 (press release) –

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

H-E-B opens the doors of its newest locations in Willis and Magnolia today, Wednesday, November 2nd. The retailer welcomes its first-day customers with fanfare along with H-E-B’s newest and best products.
 

“Our Houston Region remains a vibrant priority for H-E-B, and we continue to make significant investments expanding our footprint to serve all of our neighbors,” said Armando Perez, Executive Vice President, H-E-B Houston. “H-E-B opened its first store in Houston more than 20 years ago. Since then, we have expanded into communities from Lake Jackson to Huntsville and Katy to Beaumont. With the opening of the second store in Magnolia and our first to open in Willis we have grown to 93 locations creating more than 33,000 jobs.”

 

Montgomery County residents will enjoy exceptional shopping destinations with a pledge to deliver unsurpassed freshness and quality at affordable prices that H-E-B customers expect. Customers will also appreciate a dose of Texas hospitality and knowledgeable service that is second to none provided by more than 800 H-E-B Partners (employees) between the two stores.

H-E-B Willis

 

H-E-B Magnolia Place, located at 13663 FM 1488, features 112,000 square feet, 13 traditional check stands, eight self-checkouts and two flex check stands – similar to self-checkout but accommodates a larger item count. The second store to open in the Magnolia community is managed by John Beardsley, General Manager and his team that includes: Eric Bumbaugh, Center Store Leader; Carla Hannan, Perishable Leader; Michael Sullivan, Operation Leader; and Bruce Hutto, MIC, Area Community Coordinator Kitty Evangelista.

 

In the tradition of celebrating each community it serves, H-E-B presented the JoyRide Center, an organization that provides equine-assisted services through therapeutic riding, with $5,000 to support its services and programs. Additionally, the Magnolia Education Foundation received $5,000 for its important work supporting Magnolia ISD’s staff and students through educator grants, staff recognitions, and scholarships to qualifying seniors of district employees.

“Improving the lives of all Texans has been at the heart of H-E-B since it began selling groceries more than 117 years ago. It’s simply how we do business,” said Lisa Helfman, Sr. Director, H-E-B Public Affairs, Houston. “Our spirit of giving reflects our commitment to each and every community we serve.”

H-E-B Willis, located at 12350 I-45 N., anchors the new Market at Willis Shopping Center at the southeast corner of I-45 and FM 1097 and is the first H-E-B to open in this community. The new store features 112,000 square feet store features 15 traditional check stands, eight self-checkouts and  a new flex check stand – similar to self-checkout but accommodates a larger item count. The store is managed by Unit Leader James Anderson and his leadership team that includes Gerardo Gonzalez, Center Store Leader; Spencer Parish, Perishable Leader; and Kim Burgess, MIC (manager in charge), and community coordinator Shay Rodriguez.

 

H-E-B Magnolia Place

H-E-B Willis presented three community gifts to celebrate the grand opening. The Wildkat Resource Center received a pallet of Unilever wellness and beauty products and a gift card for $2,500. The Willis ISD culinary program received a $2,500 gift card to stock their pantry and inspire creativity in the kitchen. The Willis ISD Education Foundation and the TLC Foundation each received $5,000 and Willis ISD’s new Early Childhood Center, Roark, will be the new home to a mini H-E-B grocery store.

Whether it is an in-store experience, picking up an online order Curbside, home delivery, or grabbing a meal on the go, these newest H-E-Bs have it all. If you want to eat right away or want a fresh meal that is ready to cook or heat at home, serving up a great dish is deliciously easy with H-E-B Meal Simple, chef-inspired meals packed with flavor and ready to serve in minutes.

Across these expansive stores – from local produce to the fresh meat market, to the freezer section – shoppers will find more offerings for less, and unsurpassed freshness, quality, and variety.

 

Special features include:

  • Large Assortment of Texas-made products – from jams and sauces to chips and spreads – and we aren’t event counting the Texas-grown tomatoes, greens, and citrus
  • Fully stocked Healthy Living “2.0” department featuring 57 gravity bins filled with nuts, grains, dried fruits, and snack mixes, two nut grinders, and a honey pot
  • H-E-B Organics and H-E-B Select Ingredients, a line consisting of H-E-B brand products that excludes unwanted ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors
  • Made in-store palate quenchers, including fresh squeezed juices, and freshly made guacamole
  • Fresh Seafood Market equipped with a fresh assortment from around the world, delivered seven days a week including Gulf shrimp, Salmon Burgers, and Seafood Steaming/Boiling Service
  • NEW! Hot, ready to eat selections from our H-E-B Sushiya department!”
  • Fresh Meat Market offering natural, prime, and wagyu meat cut in-store by certified meat cutters, as well as 100% pure beef ground in-store daily
  • Full-service Scratch Bakery and Tortilleria that offers a wide selection of artisan breads baked fresh daily, fresh tortillas, large varieties of decadent desserts, pastries, and custom cakes
  • A Cheese Department that overflows with local and imported cheeses along with an assortment of large, entertainment cheese platters and boards
  • The Wine and Beer Selection features an expanded variety of wine and beer with a tasting station and H-E-B wine experts to help find the perfect pairing
  • A friendly pharmacy staff with household essentials and convenient drive-thru option for all of your pharmaceutical needs including easy-to-schedule Covid vaccines and boosters
  • H-E-B Blooms is ready to adorn any size gathering from intimate dinners to family celebrations, remembrances or simply for those just-because moments
  • Texas Backyard featuring pottery and ceramics, plants, and seasonal foliage, as well as grills and firepits
  • A full-service H-E-B Fuel station
  • H-E-B’s Curbside Pick-Up, a favorite of many, is designed to save customers time while offering all the products available in-store. Prefer home delivery? We have that covered too, with H-E-B Delivery and a Curbside Fleet for seamless delivery
 

H-E-B brings together a team of registered dietitians. This team, paired it with our healthy and fresh product options, offers full-time onsite and telehealth nutrition services to customers. 

 

The services include nutrition counseling and diagnostics testing, dietitian-led shopping support, and meal planning. Our dietitians can help with a variety of very specific conditions and dietary needs, including child nutrition education, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight loss, allergies, intolerances, and more. Most services are covered by insurance and H-E-B offers affordable cash payment options. Appointments for these services can be made by calling 855-481-1149 or logging onto www.heb.com/nutrition.

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

H-E-B opens the doors of its newest locations in Willis and Magnolia today, Wednesday, November 2nd. The retailer welcomes its first-day customers with fanfare along with H-E-B’s newest and best products.
 

“Our Houston Region remains a vibrant priority for H-E-B, and we continue to make significant investments expanding our footprint to serve all of our neighbors,” said Armando Perez, Executive Vice President, H-E-B Houston.H-E-B opened its first store in Houston more than 20 years ago. Since then, we have expanded into communities from Lake Jackson to Huntsville and Katy to Beaumont. With the opening of the second store in Magnolia and our first to open in Willis we have grown to 93 locations creating more than 33,000 jobs.”

 

Montgomery County residents will enjoy exceptional shopping destinations with a pledge to deliver unsurpassed freshness and quality at affordable prices that H-E-B customers expect. Customers will also appreciate a dose of Texas hospitality and knowledgeable service that is second to none provided by more than 800 H-E-B Partners (employees) between the two stores.

H-E-B Willis

 

H-E-B Magnolia Place, located at 13663 FM 1488, features 112,000 square feet, 13 traditional check stands, eight self-checkouts and two flex check stands – similar to self-checkout but accommodates a larger item count. The second store to open in the Magnolia community is managed by John Beardsley, General Manager and his team that includes: Eric Bumbaugh, Center Store Leader; Carla Hannan, Perishable Leader; Michael Sullivan, Operation Leader; and Bruce Hutto, MIC, Area Community Coordinator Kitty Evangelista.

 

In the tradition of celebrating each community it serves, H-E-B presented the JoyRide Center, an organization that provides equine-assisted services through therapeutic riding, with $5,000 to support its services and programs. Additionally, the Magnolia Education Foundation received $5,000 for its important work supporting Magnolia ISD’s staff and students through educator grants, staff recognitions, and scholarships to qualifying seniors of district employees

“Improving the lives of all Texans has been at the heart of H-E-B since it began selling groceries more than 117 years ago. It’s simply how we do business,” said Lisa Helfman, Sr. Director, H-E-B Public Affairs, Houston. “Our spirit of giving reflects our commitment to each and every community we serve.”

H-E-B Willis, located at 12350 I-45 N., anchors the new Market at Willis Shopping Center at the southeast corner of I-45 and FM 1097 and is the first H-E-B to open in this community. The new store features 112,000 square feet store features 15 traditional check stands, eight self-checkouts and  a new flex check stand – similar to self-checkout but accommodates a larger item count. The store is managed by Unit Leader James Anderson and his leadership team that includes Gerardo Gonzalez, Center Store Leader; Spencer Parish, Perishable Leader; and Kim Burgess, MIC (manager in charge), and community coordinator Shay Rodriguez.

 

H-E-B Magnolia Place

H-E-B Willis presented three community gifts to celebrate the grand opening. The Wildkat Resource Center received a pallet of Unilever wellness and beauty products and a gift card for $2,500. The Willis ISD culinary program received a $2,500 gift card to stock their pantry and inspire creativity in the kitchen. The Willis ISD Education Foundation and the TLC Foundation each received $5,000 and Willis ISD’s new Early Childhood Center, Roark, will be the new home to a mini H-E-B grocery store.

Whether it is an in-store experience, picking up an online order Curbside, home delivery, or grabbing a meal on the go, these newest H-E-Bs have it all. If you want to eat right away or want a fresh meal that is ready to cook or heat at home, serving up a great dish is deliciously easy with H-E-B Meal Simple, chef-inspired meals packed with flavor and ready to serve in minutes.

Across these expansive stores – from local produce to the fresh meat market, to the freezer section – shoppers will find more offerings for less, and unsurpassed freshness, quality, and variety.

 

Special features include:

  • Large Assortment of Texas-made products – from jams and sauces to chips and spreads – and we aren’t event counting the Texas-grown tomatoes, greens, and citrus
  • Fully stocked Healthy Living “2.0” department featuring 57 gravity bins filled with nuts, grains, dried fruits, and snack mixes, two nut grinders, and a honey pot
  • H-E-B Organics and H-E-B Select Ingredients, a line consisting of H-E-B brand products that excludes unwanted ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors
  • Made in-store palate quenchers, including fresh squeezed juices, and freshly made guacamole
  • Fresh Seafood Market equipped with a fresh assortment from around the world, delivered seven days a week including Gulf shrimp, Salmon Burgers, and Seafood Steaming/Boiling Service
  • NEW! Hot, ready to eat selections from our H-E-B Sushiya department!”
  • Fresh Meat Market offering natural, prime, and wagyu meat cut in-store by certified meat cutters, as well as 100% pure beef ground in-store daily
  • Full-service Scratch Bakery and Tortilleria that offers a wide selection of artisan breads baked fresh daily, fresh tortillas, large varieties of decadent desserts, pastries, and custom cakes
  • A Cheese Department that overflows with local and imported cheeses along with an assortment of large, entertainment cheese platters and boards
  • The Wine and Beer Selection features an expanded variety of wine and beer with a tasting station and H-E-B wine experts to help find the perfect pairing
  • A friendly pharmacy staff with household essentials and convenient drive-thru option for all of your pharmaceutical needs including easy-to-schedule Covid vaccines and boosters
  • H-E-B Blooms is ready to adorn any size gathering from intimate dinners to family celebrations, remembrances or simply for those just-because moments
  • Texas Backyard featuring pottery and ceramics, plants, and seasonal foliage, as well as grills and firepits
  • A full-service H-E-B Fuel station
  • H-E-B’s Curbside Pick-Up, a favorite of many, is designed to save customers time while offering all the products available in-store. Prefer home delivery? We have that covered too, with H-E-B Delivery and a Curbside Fleet for seamless delivery
 

H-E-B brings together a team of registered dietitians. This team, paired it with our healthy and fresh product options, offers full-time onsite and telehealth nutrition services to customers. 

 

The services include nutrition counseling and diagnostics testing, dietitian-led shopping support, and meal planning. Our dietitians can help with a variety of very specific conditions and dietary needs, including child nutrition education, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight loss, allergies, intolerances, and more. Most services are covered by insurance and H-E-B offers affordable cash payment options. Appointments for these services can be made by calling 855-481-1149 or logging onto www.heb.com/nutrition.

 
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