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H-E-B Begins Beer and Wine Deliveries

Extends partnership with on-demand delivery company Favor

SAN ANTONIO -- Grocer H-E-B will begin offering beer and wine delivery in Texas through a new partnership with Favor, an Austin, Texas-based on-demand delivery company.

Beginning in time for Fourth of July, Favor has rolled out its service in more than 30 cities, with free delivery of beer and wine orders this summer through Labor Day. At launch, the new service was available in the San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and Houston areas exclusively from H-E-B stores.

“The combination of H-E-B and Favor continues to be a win for Texans,” said Jag Bath, Favor CEO and H-E-B chief digital officer. “Delivering almost anything in under an hour is what Favor is built on, and now with H-E-B, we are excited to add the new category of beer and wine delivery to Favor’s on-demand platform.”

Favor is offering delivery from the entirety of H-E-B’s beer and wine selection with no order minimum. H-E-B’s offering include wines from Texas and around the world, domestic, imported and craft brews from more than 100 Texas breweries, and seasonal beer, cider and sake.

“This new service truly delivers the best customer experience, a fast, convenient solution with the best selection at the everyday low price our customers expect,” said Martin Otto, H-E-B's chief operating officer. “H-E-B and Favor joined forces to support and accelerate our collective growth throughout Texas, and this is only the beginning of what’s to come from our powerful partnership.”

Texas residents can browse featured selections curated by H-E-B’s wine and beer team, or request custom beer and wine items. Local selections include craft brewers such as Austin Beerworks, Big Bend Brewing Co. and Community Beer Co., and wines from the Texas Hill Country.

This new service is the latest in a series of announcements, strategic investments in technology and partnerships that H-E-B has forged to enhance its digital offerings in Texas, the company said. In addition to acquiring Favor in February 2018, they include H-E-B to You Delivery and Curbside pickup, which is available in more than 100 locations and is on track to reach 200 locations in 2018.

Beginning June 29, customers can get beer and wine delivered by downloading the Favor app and tapping on the H-E-B Beer & Wine banner or online at favordelivery.com. Free delivery will automatically be applied to beer and wine deliveries; orders will require a runner tip of at least $2.

San Antonio-based H-E-B, with sales of $25 billion, operates 400 stores in Texas and Mexico.

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