H-E-B awards employees with $100 bills after being named No. 1 grocery retailer in U.S.

Trader Joe’s was named second-best grocery retailer, according to a recent dunnhumby report

H-E-B will open its new location Jan. 29 at 4700 Beechnut St., in Meyerland Plaza. (KPRC)

SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B came up with a unique way to say ‘thank you’ to its hardworking employees after being named the top U.S. grocery retailer.

Each H-E-B employee was given a $100 bill as a token of the store’s appreciation, H-E-B officials say.

“At H-E-B, our success starts with our people. H-E-B is committed to investing in our Partners who we consider the heart and soul of our company. To celebrate being named the #1 grocery retailer in the nation by Dunnhumby, we presented each Partner with a $100 bill. It’s H-E-B’s way of saying thank you for all the hard work and passionate service our Partners provide each and every day to our customers and the many communities we serve throughout Texas," H-E-B officials said in a statement.

The grocery chain was named as the top U.S. grocery retailer in a report by dunnhumby, which was cited nationally.

H-E-B tops Trader Joe’s as No. 1 grocery retailer in US, study finds

The results of the report were based on the retailer preference index survey combined with retailers’ financial performance, according to dunnhumby.

H-E-B even topped Trader Joe’s, which came in as the second-best grocery retailer.

Some H-E-B employees took to Twitter to show their appreciation for their reward, using the hashtag, #HEBProud :

To see the full list of the nation’s top grocers, click here.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.