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H-E-B to Feed Texas Hospital Workers 75,000+ Free Private Brand Meals

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Continuing the charge of Texans helping Texans, grocer H-E-B will deliver 75,000 fresh chef-inspired private brand meals to hospitals across Texas to feed our healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Each week for the next five weeks, H-E-B will deliver Meal Simple meals to doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers engaged directly with COVID-19 patients as well as those working in emergency rooms. The microwaveable meals are ready to eat in under two minutes, making them an easy, convenient solution for busy healthcare workers on the frontlines.

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“We’re all extremely grateful for the dedication of our healthcare workers who are saving lives and making personal sacrifices for others,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “We want to express some well-deserved appreciation and hope these meals will provide a bit of comfort during these trying times.”

This meal donation, which is worth more than $350,000, comes on the heels of H-E-B’s $3 million commitment to help local nonprofits that are providing relief to some of our most vulnerable neighbors: seniors, children and low-income families. Keeping with its Spirit of Giving and Helping Here philosophies, H-E-B, along with Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda, are dedicated to supporting communities throughout Texas, especially during times of need.

As part of this charitable investment, H-E-B has donated:

  • More than $1.2 million and nearly 40 truckloads of food and household supplies to food banks, which will provide more than 6.5 million meals for Texans;
  • $1 million to support grass-roots nonprofits;
  • $500,000 to organizations dedicated to mobilized home feeding services for seniors and low-income families, such as Meals on Wheels; and
  • $300,000 to assist Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a San Antonio-based organization with a team dedicated to coronavirus research.

H-E-B also is running the Texans Helping Texans checkstand donation campaign in all its stores across the state, giving customers the opportunity to support several organizations providing essential services, such as United Way, Meals on Wheels and Feeding Texas.

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A Love Letter to H-E-B Flour Tortilla\’s

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Last week Bon Appetite featured an article by Senior Staff writer Alex Beggs, “Why Are H-E-B’s Flour Tortillas So Dang Good?” The post a love letter to H-E-B’s instore made private brand tortillas is evidence that private brand has the ability to move beyond price and value to love.

Beggs has a history of writing about her love of private brand with an ongoing series of reviews of Trader Joe\’s private brand products.

Why Are H-E-B’s Flour Tortillas So Dang Good?

Texans know: These chewy, buttery beauties are a state treasure. But where did they come from?

Like you, the H-E-B flour tortilla has accepted the fact that it is imperfect. It’s okay with that. That’s part of the reason everyone loves it so much. Its little quirks. Like the lumpy, bumpy, not-quite-circular shape. Some air bubbles here and there. An edge that’s folded over a bit, like a teenage ear awaiting a piercing. These are signs that the precious H-E-B tortilla is homemade. Or as close to homemade as you can get in a 68,000-square-foot grocery store along the Houston interstate.

My half-Mexican, very Tex-Mex mom used to make flour tortillas with an electric press. She’d roll balls of dough made with flour, salt, baking powder, warm water, and Crisco and let them proof into silky balloons under a towel. Then she’d set up an assembly line where my siblings and I would stand to the side while she pressed out the tortilla and then passed it to us. Well, it would have been an assembly line if we’d put them in the kitchen towel instead of eating them one by one. Sometimes we’d slather them with butter and chew them in front of the TV, not knowing how this stupid greasy moment would be one of life’s best.

Read the entire article

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H-E-B Sues Home Depot Over Private Brand Coolers

Texas grocer H-E-B has filed a lawsuit against Home Depot and other companies alleging that they have infringed on patents for their Kodi private brand cooler. H-E-B filed its lawsuit Friday in federal court in Waco, Texas.

First reported by the San Antonio Express-News, H-E-B is asking the court to recall the infringing coolers and order the destruction of all coolers, plates, and molds used to manufacture them.

“At H-E-B, we invest heavily in innovation across our company to provide our customers the best quality products and customer experience available,” spokeswoman Dya Campos told the Express-News. “As a result, we cannot be idle spectators while others use without permission the intellectual property H-E-B and its partners have worked so hard to develop. While we would prefer to not go to court, H-E-B will vigorously fight to protect our investments and brand.\”

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PB Careers: H-E-B – Product Development Engineer, Constructed Products

\"\"PB Careers: H-E-B – Product Development Engineer, Constructed Products

H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 400 stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $25 billion. Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor, H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace, and marketplace. H-E-B offers a wealth of career opportunities to our 109,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.

Our Product Development Team is looking for a self-driven individual with a strong passion for development and is great at building open, trusting relationships within the organization and external suppliers.  As a Product Development Engineer, you will need to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with all levels of the organization and have strong communication skills.

Creating an emotional link between the products we make, and our customers is the work of our H-E-B Own Brand Team. Own Brand Partners develop products to meet a variety of business objectives. As an integral part of the Center for Excellence for Retail Product Development, a successful partner will understand, create, and carry out the best practices for product design, product evaluation, supplier engagement, technology advancement, and project execution.

As a Product Development Engineer – Constructed Products, you\’ll serve in our initial level product development manager role. You\’ll be responsible for multiple categories (specifically paper/pulp-based products and resin-based products) and numerous projects (20+) that help H-E-B be competitive and successful in the omnichannel business and delight our customers.

Once you\’re eligible, you\’ll become an Owner in the company, so we\’re looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. \’Partner-owned\’ means our most important resources–People–drive the innovation, growth, and success that makes H-E-B The Greatest Retailing Company.

Do you have a:
HEART FOR PEOPLE… collaborative work style?
HEAD FOR BUSINESS… understanding of supplier capabilities and solutions to exceed customer needs?
PASSION FOR RESULTS… drive to communicate/influence to develop high-quality product specifications?

We are looking for:

  • a degree in food science, industrial engineering, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in the food/retail industry; 2+ years of experience in product development
  • communication and influencing skills

What is the work?
Management / Project Management:

  • Performs broad product development activities as assigned on a per-project basis; collaborates with multiple teams and suppliers throughout project scope
  • Participates in / contributes to all aspects of product design, including new idea generation, prototype development, competitive assessments, and technical/regulatory/ food safety compliance
  • Ensures designs and product objectives support merchant category plans, assortment strategies, price point, and overall creative direction
  • Researches/analyzes industry technology/consumer trends to advise H-E-B Partners and teams on how to bring the best solutions available to H-E-B customers and businesses
  • Maximizes H-E-B supplier capabilities to develop the product portfolio throughout the full lifecycle of the product development and design process
  • Negotiates with suppliers / other external stakeholders to ensure adherence to specifications and legal agreements
  • Leads product evaluations on behalf of the category team; collaborates with the consumer insights/research team on customer panel evaluations
  • Establishes industry-leading specifications for Own Brand products with suppliers that reflect the essential quality parameters for customer delight and success
  • Coaches /mentors/trains Partners on Own Brand work and product development activities
  • May manage specific Own Brand programs/initiatives (e.g., H-E-B Select Ingredients) that support company business goals

What is your background?

  • Master\’s degree (preferred) in food science or related field (industrial, chemical or mechanical engineering degree may apply), or comparable experience
  • Bachelor of Science in food science, engineering, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in the food/retail industry
  • 2+ years of experience in product development
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience influencing decisions in a highly complex, competitive retail environment
  • Experience in H-E-B Own Brand Product Development (preferred)

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B Product Development Engineer I?

  • Strong knowledge of technology/consumer trends and how to identify/define key product quality and sensory attributes
  • Strong knowledge of product development, including manufacturing, packaging ingredients, and nutrition
  • Intermediate retail merchant knowledge
  • Understanding of how to meet merchant strategic objectives and business
  • Intermediate verbal / written communication skills that translate on an international scale
  • Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate negotiating and influencing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines; attention to detail
  • Ability to work complex issues with senior management, and lead/influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to make key decisions on a daily basis while seeking out perspective and input from others
  • Ability to effectively teach complex technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to take initiative; willingness to take calculated risks and collaborate with key partners for alignment

Can you…

  • Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays, with some international travel
  • Sit for extended periods
  • Regularly lift 20 lbs or more
  • Work extended hours

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Primary Location: US-TX-San Antonio
Work Locations: Headquarters-Arsenal 646 S. Flores San Antonio 78204
Job: Own Brand
Organization: Corporate Region
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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H-E-B Releases Limited-Edition Seasonal Creamy Creations

\"\"Texas-based grocer H‑E‑B has introduced a collection of limited edition seasonal private brand Creamy Creations ice cream flavors.

H‑E‑B Creamy Creations Ice Cream has humble beginnings and strong Texas roots. The retailer has been churning the Ice Cream in San Antonio, Texas since 1998.

This Season\’s Limited-Edition Flavors include:

Home Sweet Berry
Fresh cream, ripe strawberries, and locally-sourced Mesquite honey from Pearsall, Texas make up this unforgettably rich and complex ice cream flavor.

Mermaid
Making a grand splash, this fruity strawberry ice cream is deliciously adorned with white cake, colorful sprinkles, and sweet teal glitter swirls.

The Dashing Pistachio – SOLD OUT
This smooth ice cream flavor combines fresh cream, real pistachios and praline candied almonds for a true masterpiece!

Fossil Flakes
This tasty legend features Milk & Cereal flavored ice cream, cereal cake bites and colorful sprinkles for a dyno-bite experience!\"\"