H-E-B Rolls Out Curbside Service to Central Market, Texas Stores


San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B is bringing curbside service to its Central Market stores starting this week with its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Central Market store.

According to the Dallas News, two Dallas Central Market stores will get the new dedicated curbside area this year—the curbside area and an expanded kitchen is under construction at the Lovers Lane Central Market and will be open this spring, and a new Central Market on W. Northwest Highway and Midway Road in Dallas, where the grocer is remodeling a former Albertsons location, is scheduled to open in June with the pickup area included.

This is in response to online shopping/pickup services introduced by Walmart and Kroger stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as Amazon using its Whole Foods Market stores in Dallas-Fort Worth to fill online grocery orders, and Target and Shipt kicking off their membership-based delivery service to the area.

Plano, Austin and Houston Central Market stores also are getting the curbside areas that about 100 H-E-B stores in Houston and other markets in Texas already have. The plan is to “aggressively roll out the feature” at H-E-B stores throughout the state, the company said.

The Central Market curbside service has a pickup fee of $4.95, plus a 3 percent personal shopping fee added to the order total. There is no minimum order requirement. All pickups take place between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week. To get shoppers to try the service, Central Market is waiving the $4.95 pickup fee for the first four orders.

Central Market uses Shipt and Instacart to make home deliveries.

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