BALTIMORE — When Bill Triplett came up with the idea of building a grocery store from the ground up in just 100 days, he found the perfect site in Bryan, Texas. “It was far away enough from corporate headquarters that no one would bother us,” said Triplett with a laugh. The director of planning and design for H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, Triplett recounted those and other challenges associated with H-E-B's ambitious — and ultimately successful — plan to build a 93,000-square-foot ...

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