A Central Market Grows in Dallas

Jul 18, 2002

H-E-B has announced that it opened a new Central Market in Dallas yesterday. This is the third Central Market store serving the Dallas area and it will be the 300th store opened by H-E-B.

The store is celebrating its grand opening with in-store educational programs on such topics as children’s nutrition, and a gift to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

Bob Brandt, a 21-year veteran with H-E-B is the manager of the newest Central Market. Mr. Brandt will lead a team of more than 600 Central Market partners who have been handpicked for their passion about food and their dedication to the highest standards of customer service.

Central Market’s European-style shopping experience includes 700 varieties of fresh produce, 150 varieties of organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, 80 varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish, 2,500 labels of wine, a European-style bakery with artisan breads and pastries, a Paciugo Gelaterie, and a Chef’s Case of prepared foods to-go made by more than 30 chefs each day.

The Dallas Central Market also will feature the nationally recognized Cooking School. Collectively, Central Market’s Cooking School hosts the largest number of cooking classes for the home chef of any cooking school in the United States.

Moderator Comment: What is your analysis of HEB, in
general, and the company’s Central Market format?

It is too bad that more don’t see HEB’s Central Market
as the traditional supermarket for the 21st century. It is also too
bad that HEB doesn’t have stores in New Jersey. We’ll just have to hold out
until Wegman’s builds a store in Union County. [George
Anderson – Moderator

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