H-E-B is named #2 grocery retailer in US, beat out only by Amazon

H-E-B had same ranking last year

H-E-B partners (H-E-B)

SAN ANTONIO – Texas’ beloved grocer H-E-B has once again been named among the best grocers in the country.

A report from Dunnhumby lists H-E-B at No. 2, beat out only by Amazon. Other area retailers like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Target also made the list.

According to the report, “H-E-B maintained its spot at number two, continuing to display its strategic superiority over the competition by holding its ground on its traditionally strong balance of great Price perception and great Quality perception.”

Dunnhumby cited H-E-B’s private brand as a major factor in the ranking, in addition to the grocer’s improvement across digital platforms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the second year in a row that Amazon has claimed the top spot. The previous year, H-E-B reigned at No. 1.

The report states that Amazon “is the retailer with the strongest Customer value proposition” and that it “continues to benefit from the growing importance of Digital and Speed, which already happen to have been its biggest competitive advantages before Covid.”

Dunnhumby lists the following as the top grocers in the nation for 2021:

  1. Amazon
  2. H-E-B
  3. Market Basket
  4. Wegmans
  5. Amazon Fresh
  6. Aldi
  7. Trader Joe’s
  8. Sam’s Club
  9. Costco 1
  10. Walmart Neighborhood Market
  11. Target
  12. Publix
  13. Walmart
  14. BJ’s Wholesale
  15. Fareway

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.