There's little debate about whether H-E-B is a best-of-class operator. But opinions vary on what makes H-E-B so good. Here are some comments from key academics, consultants and financial analysts: price. They are non-union, they have very strong market share and they kind of own the EDLP image in Texas even though Wal-Mart is there. In fact, even Wal-Mart has acknowledged that H-E-B is one of the most efficient distributors around. H-E-B also has the Central Market format, which is the ...

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