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.
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