HEB Comes to Town: The Wildly Popular Grocery Chain to Serve Forney and Devonshire


If there were any doubts about the superior lifestyle and growth of Forney, a recent announcement from one of the most successful grocery chains in Texas, a retail legend that is spelled with three letters - HEB - has put them to rest. For residents of the master-planned community of Devonshire, this is a very tasty development. Tasty indeed!

Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, reported the good news for grocery shoppers. 

“The popular San Antonio-based grocery chain, which had long delayed a full-on entrance into the North Texas market, now has plans for a store in Forney, the Kaufman County suburb east of Dallas.

“Forney city officials announced March 15, 2022, that the city council approved a site plan for an H-E-B near Farm Roads 548 and 1641, near a McDonald's and RaceTrac gas station. The location, just south of Texas Highway 80, won't be short on shopping options.

“The planned H-E-B would be across from development of stores, including a Walmart Supercenter and a Kroger. Forney also has a Brookshire's grocery store several miles away.”

North Texas Has Become a Magnet for HEB

The TV station’s report continued, “It wasn't until last year that H-E-B began moving into one of the Metroplex's four largest counties, announcing plans for three stores in Collin County. Last month H-E-B broke ground on a location in McKinney, and the chain plans to open under-construction stores in Frisco and Plano this year.

“The grocer currently has stores in Weatherford, Burleson, Cleburne, and Waxahachie.

“And as hopeful shoppers know, H-E-B has long been a player in North Texas real estate, scooping up parcels of land across the area. Some of the purchases have been for the H-E-B-operated Central Market, and some have just been locations that H-E-B is holding onto.”

Forney officials don't have an expected date for when construction of a store might begin, and more building plans would have to be approved by the city.

A Storied Texas History

HEB has earned the trust of families in Texas for more than one hundred years. According to the company’s website, “The story of H‑E‑B began in 1905 in a small, family‑owned store in Kerrville in the Texas Hill Country. Today H‑E‑B serves families all over Texas and Mexico with more than 420 stores and over 145,000 Partners (employees).

The company adds, “Our commitment to excellence has made us one of the nation's largest independently owned food retailers, with annual sales of $34 billion. Yet our success hasn't changed our commitment to exceptional service, low prices, and friendly shopping. 

“What makes H‑E‑B truly stand out is our commitment to public service in the communities we serve. Known as the H‑E‑B Spirit of Giving, this philosophy is an integral part of everyday business at H‑E‑B. Each year, H‑E‑B donates five percent of pre‑tax annual earnings to charitable organizations that focus on hunger relief, education, health, environmental sustainability, and diversity initiatives. It's our way of saying thank you for allowing us to be your neighbor.”

The Word is Out

Families who have recently arrived in North Texas from all over the nation have discovered the charming community of Forney - one of the best-kept secrets in the Dallas metroplex. This thriving city has exemplary schools, excellent shopping and recreation, and an easy commute to Dallas employment centers. Devonshire is a thriving master-planned community that features sumptuous amenities, glistening ponds, and impressive homes.

This is a great time to consider building a “forever” home in the most dynamic area of Texas.

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