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H-E-B buys 6 grocery stores in Dallas in apparent push

August 16, 2016 GMT

H-E-B appears to be laying groundwork for expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with the purchase of six North Texas grocery stores.

The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that the San Antonio-based grocer bought six Sun Fresh Market stores — four in Dallas, one in Grapevine and another in McKinney.

An H-E-B spokeswoman did not immediately return an email requesting comment.

The company does not currently operate its flagship H-E-B grocery stores in Dallas, according to the store locator on the company’s website, but does have stores in Waxahachie, Ennis, Burleson, Cleburne, Granbury, Corsicana and Stephenville. The chain has two Central Market stores in Dallas and one in Fort Worth, Plano and Southlake.

The grocer chain has been busy buying up land in Bexar County in recent years.

H-E-B bought two plots north of its downtown headquarters totaling 1.1 acres in March and April and a a 21.66-acre lot near the intersection of De Zavala Road and the JV Bacon Parkway, about a mile from the University of Texas at San Antonio main campus.

The grocery store chain announced in July it will open two new San Antonio locations: one at the intersection of Alamo Ranch Parkway and Alamo Parkway on the city’s far West Side and another in the Bulverde Marketplace near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road.

H-E-B purchased about 250 acres valued at more than $90 million from 2009 to 2014. Last year, the grocery chain acquired about 107.7 acres.

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