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H-E-B awards top prizes in annual Texas Best search

August 15, 2018

Chef Rey, a maker of flavored cheesecakes from Sugar Land, Texas, took top prize in the annual Texas Best competition held by H.E. Butt Grocery. The annual contest, with $70,000 in prizes, drew 700 entrants this year and is credited with adding more than 400 Texas products to H-E-B shelves since it began. Full story

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H-E-B will open its first e-commerce warehouse in Houston

August 15, 2018

H-E-B will open its first e-commerce warehouse in Houston to support its home delivery and curbside pickup businesses. The company will close its 28,000-sq. ft. grocery store at the site since it’s not large enough to operate the kind of perishable departments or carry the type of selection customers are asking for. Full Story

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There’s a new Competitor in the Pet Category

August 15, 2018

Pet-tech company Petcube has launched sales of pet supplies on its website.  The company plans to sell popular foods and treats, including Iams and Greenies from Mars Petcare, and Wellness Core and Petite Treats from Wellness. Full story

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Albertsons, Rite Aid kill merger deal

August 9, 2018

Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. have terminated their $24 billion merger agreement ahead of a Rite Aid shareholder vote on the deal that was scheduled for today. Full story

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Walmart tests robot shoppers for grocery pickup service

August 8, 2018

Walmart is testing the use of robots called Alphabots to fulfill orders placed online by customers at a test store in Salem, N.H. The robots shop at the back of the store out of the sight of customers and pick out frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable items, which are delivered to a store employee who then… Read more »

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