SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here is heading north, the company said last week. The supermarket chain plans to open up to 10 stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area next year -- which would put it in competition with Albertson's, Tom Thumb and Minyard Food Stores. Boise, Idaho-based Albertson's, with 57 stores in the area, holds a formidable 24% of the market share. "H-E-B has had a real interest in the Dallas/Fort Worth market for many years," said Stephen Butt, vice president and ...

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