H-E-B to open multilevel store

H-E-B Grocery plans to build a multilevel store in the Houston market. It's the grocer's second such store in Texas and is reflective of new formats now popping up in larger cities.

The roughly 40,000-sq.-ft. store will replace an existing unit and double its size, according to the Houston Business Journal. There will be an adjacent two-store garage to add parking, and new store departments will feature an expanded product assortment and new services.

H-E-B has roughly 370 stores in Texas and Mexico, and a near-fanatical following for its stores and private-label products. The grocer has been expanding its store brand selection and recently launched an e-commerce site to ship nationally.

Multilevel stores are solving problems for grocers in denser markets as seen with Roundy's Mariano's stores, Whole Foods markets and Target city formats and supercenters.

For more:
-See this Houston Business Journal article

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