With 92 stores in east Texas, H-E-B holds a slim market share lead over Walmart and Kroger. ( Pamela Riemenschneider )

H-E-B has the leading share of retail sales in east Texas, barely beating Walmart and Kroger in the latest Shelby Report.

According to the 2017 Shelby Report statistics, in the East Texas/Louisiana market (Houston, Pasadena, Galveston, Bryan, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Lake Charles), total annual retail sales totaled $16.38 billion.

The 2017 retail market share numbers, compared with a year ago:

  • H-E-B: 92 stores, 26.9% market share, up 0.50 points;
  • Walmart: 102 stores, 25.3% market share, no change;
  • Kroger: 112 stores, 23.6% market share, no change;
  • Grocers Supply (wholesale): 143 stores, 10.3% market share, no change;
  • Fiesta Mart: 33 stores, 4% market share, down 1.80 points;
  • Randalls: 32 stores, 3.9% market share, no change;
  • Lewis Food Town: 32 stores, 3% market share, no change;
  • SuperTarget, 13 stores, 2.1% market share, no change;
  • Whole Foods: 10 stores, 2% market share, no change;
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers (wholesale): 30 stores, 1.5% market share, no change;
  • Brookshire Bros.: 31 stores, 1.4% market share, no change;
  • M&E Food Stores: 26 stores, 1.3% market share, no change and 
  • Aldi: 29 stores, 1.2% market share, no change. 
 
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