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Progressive Grocer's Top 20 Stories of 2015 - #3-4

#3 - H-E-B Launches Online Store Offering National Brands, Private Label

50,000 products now available on

Published Nov. 12, 2015 - The assortment includes such store brands as Central Market Organics and Cafe Ole Taste of Texas Coffees, as well as a broad assortment of general merchandise items, including the popular Mexican-inspired Cocinaware cookware line made exclusively for H-E-B. Company officials said if a shopper's neighborhood H-E-B doesn’t carry a particular specialty item, they can turn to to have it shipped. Also, out-of-state Texans or shoppers who live in Texas cities without an H-E-B store can visit to order products. Read More

#4 - Harris Teeter’s Carolina Charm Program Touts Regional Brands

Contest grand prize is Pinehurst Resort golf package

Published Oct. 2, 2014 - Shoppers who buy any Carolina Charm item using a Harris Teeter VIC card in October will be automatically entered for a chance to win a golf package for two at the Pinehurst Resort, in North Carolina. Additionally, the October issue of Our State magazine, which pays tribute to the people and places of North Carolina, will include a booklet containing the histories of participating products, along with coupons and recipes. Read More

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