H-E-B Announces E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Opening in Leander, Texas; Kedar Patel Shares
TEXAS - As its loyal consumer following continues to grow, H-E-B is expanding its footprint across the Lone Star State with the addition of its newest e-commerce fulfillment center. Located in Leander, Texas, the facility builds on the retailer’s commitment to integrating innovative technologies in order to drive omnichannel development.
“At H-E-B, we’re always looking for ways to offer Texans a better shopping experience and more options to choose how they shop, pay for, and receive their products,” said Kedar Patel, H-E-B Vice President of E-Commerce. “Across our business, we are adopting innovative technologies that give our Partners the tools they need to provide top-quality service to our customers whether they shop online or in our stores.”
The new facility sits at 50,000 square feet and will support H-E-B’s Curbside and Home Delivery orders throughout Leander and surrounding cities in Central Texas, a release stated. This fulfillment center also builds on the retailer’s long-standing presence in the area and its commitment to serving more shoppers in this rapidly growing region.
With the rising demand for online shopping, the e-commerce fulfillment centers stock products found in stores that are used to fill Curbside and Home Delivery orders. The facilities allow for greater capacity, efficiency, decreased aisle congestion for in-store shoppers, and better product availability.
To help streamline the process and increase productivity, the facilities utilize various types of automation, and through these centers, H-E-B has grown its supply chain capacity to expand its Curbside and Home Delivery services to more than 260 stores in the state.
H-E-B’s new Leander facility marks the fifth e-commerce fulfillment center the company has opened since 2018. By the end of next year, H-E-B looks to open additional facilities across the state, including in Plano to help support the retailer’s expansion into the DFW Metroplex.
Currently, H-E-B is actively hiring for a range of full-time and part-time positions at the e-commerce fulfillment center.
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