Children in elementary and middle school can enter cereal-box designs in a contest by H.E. Butt Grocery. Two grand-prize winners will get $5,000 for their school, and their artwork will appear on H-E-B Toasted Oats and H-E-B Honey Nut Toasted Oats.
Three Albertsons stores in Texas were acquired by H.E. Butt Grocery. The transaction is expected to be finalized in October. The store in Kerrville will become an H-E-B, but those in New Braunfels and College Station are close to recently opened H-E-B stores and so will be used to attract other retailers.
H.E. Butt Grocery Co. said consumers can purchase digital-TV converter boxes at participating H-E-B stores starting April 1, using the $40 coupons that will be provided by the government to each U.S. household. H-E-B also plans to launch a Texas-wide "awareness initiative" about the switch to all-digital TV in early 2009.
H.E. Butt Grocery Co. has launched a Platinum version of its initial "My HEB Pharmacy Rewards Program," with new benefits including a 90-day medicine supply for only $9.99, free health screenings and select pet medication coverage.