HEB Grocery Company, LP (aka H-E-B Grocery Stores or simply H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio (Tex.)-based supermarket chain with more than 350 stores throughout the U.S. state of Texas and northern Mexico. The company also operates Central Market, an upscale organic and fine foods retailer.
As of 2012, the company has a total revenue surpassing $18 billion USD (2012). H-E-B ranked No. 12 on Forbes' 2012 list of "America's Largest Private Companies." H-E-B was named Retailer of the Year in 2010 by Progressive Grocer. Supermarket News ranked H-E-B No. 13 in the 2008 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers." Based on 2010 revenues, H-E-B is the twenty-fifth largest retailer in the United States. It donates 5 percent of pre-tax profits to charity. It also operates under a Christian focus