I don't know how many of you have an H E B grocery near or how many
shop there, but here in my town, we have two stores (they recently bought out the Albertson's and turned it into another H E B). I've noticed over the past few months that they are stocking the shelves and frozen foods sections with their house label items. For some this may be a good thing as sometimes the house label items are less expensive than national brands. The one thing that stands out in particular to me is that in some cases their brand produce is inferior to a similar national brand. The Main Street H E B here has been out of Stouffer's Mac and Cheese in the 2-3 serving size for about a year. I've inquired several times and been told that they are carrying the Central Market brand of Mac and Cheese now. Too bad. The Central Market brand is dry and tasteless. No one approaches Stouffer's imo. They carry many Stouffer's items, but not the best one! Another item is their canned corned beef hash. My husband likes this item, but not the H E B brand. Where's the Mary Kitchen????? Far too many cans of H E B tomatoes, but fewer DelMonte. Has anyone else noticed the shelves of their local H E B loaded with H E B brands, but not as many national brands of the same item? Maybe it's just my store, but I'm interested in knowing if it's a state-wide phenom.