AUSTIN, Texas -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. is pushing slow movers like portabella mushrooms, eggplant and shrimp deveiners into the fast lane at a new store here, where the mission is to educate and sell, officials said. The 90,000-square-foot store, with a philosophy that stands apart from that of other H-E-B stores -- indeed, from most supermarkets -- opened June 27 in Round Rock, an Austin suburb. The company has hired a team of seven experts with culinary training who are charged with ...
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