H-E-B breaks ground on Mansfield grocery store, the second in Tarrant County
The much anticipated groundbreaking of Tarrant County’s second H-E-B location took place Friday.
H-E-B Mansfield will hire more than 700 employees for its new grocery store at the corner of U.S. 287 and Broad Street. H-E-B owns about 28 acres at the site.
The Texas-based grocery chain announced plans for a Mansfield location in August after committing to grow its North Texas footprint.
In November, the company broke ground on a Fort Worth grocery store in the Alliance development, at Heritage Trace Parkway and North Riverside Drive. It is expected to open in spring 2024 and employ 750 people.
Mansfield leaders and H-E-B executives gathered at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the flagship-format store inside a heated tent. The 118,000-square-foot-store will likely open in May 2024, given the grocery chain’s typical 15-month construction timeline.
Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony revealed new details about the store’s department and product offerings.
The new Mansfield store will feature a Texas Backyard department with outdoor essentials, H-E-B’s home decor department and a True Texas BBQ restaurant with a drive-thru. The store will also come with a pharmacy and curbside and home delivery services.
“We’re extremely excited to strengthen our commitment to the DFW Metroplex with our move into Mansfield,” H-E-B Executive Vice President North West Food/Drug Juan-Carlos Rück said in a release. “Our H-E-B locations across North Texas continue to stir up great excitement with customers, and this H-E-B store will allow us to answer the long-standing call for an H-E-B in this thriving community.”
Similar to other flagship H-E-B locations, the store will feature a bakery, seafood and meat departments, fresh produce, cheese and deli departments, beer and wine department, handmade sushi section, prepared meals in store, live cooking demonstrations and samplings and a floral department with online ordering and delivery options. Mansfield’s H-E-B will also include a healthy living department, frozen food section, beauty and cosmetics department, pet department and wellness nutrition services.
“The Mansfield community welcomes H-E-B as a partner and advocate for quality service and world class standards of operation,” Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans said in a release. “Our residents will be the recipients of top-quality grocery and produce, and we are excited about their presence in our city.”
The Mansfield store will feature H-E-B’s Taste of DFW coffee flavor, a new variety of the chain’s private-label coffee brand, Cafe Ole.
H-E-B is the largest privately held employer in Texas. The San Antonio-headquartered chain has more than 430 stores and 154,000 employees in Texas and Mexico.
H-E-B also operates high-end grocery chain Central Market with several stores across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The popular chain also owns state-wide delivery service Favor Delivery.
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