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Food & Wine Names HEB as Top Supermarket in the US for 2020

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

With its strong combination of market share, sales growth, sales efficiency, competitive Private Label offering and an emotional connection to its shopper base, H-E-B provides customers a superior all-encompassing grocery service.

Food & Wine magazine named H-E-B the best supermarket in the country in January by a global consumer research company. In a June survey, the company received the highest customer satisfaction score among grocery chains for its coronavirus precautions.


The company was founded on November 26, 1905, when Florence Butt opened the C.C. Butt Grocery Store on the ground floor of her family home in Kerrville, Texas. In 1919, Howard Edward Butt, Florence's youngest son, took over the store upon his return from World War I.

Since it was foundation, the company has embraced its strong Texan identity, one that resonates with its customers and has kept them coming back.


With her first husband in poor health and three small children, Florence Butt recognizes the need to support her family and opens the C.C. Butts Grocery store on November 26th, 1905 with her savings of $60.