MONTERREY, Mexico -- In the shadow of the Chipinque Mountain, two hours south of the U.S. border, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. has embarked on one of its most ambitious ventures ever. On Feb. 19, the San Antonio-based chain opened a 74,000-square-foot store in an upscale suburban area of Monterrey -- the first of what could be many Mexican stores for the company. An 80,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open nearby early next year, and officials are hunting for a third site in Monterrey, a city ...

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