Skipping the supermarket checkout line?
There’s an app for that.
H-E-B is testing out a new app that lets shoppers use their smartphones to scan and pay for their groceries at two of its San Antonio stores, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The H-E-B Go app creates a digital receipt that must be shown to an H-E-B employee when exiting the store.
Right now, the grocer, which has 400 locations in Texas and Mexico, has no plans to roll out H-E-B Go at other stores, a spokeswoman told the Express-News.
H-E-B is the dominant grocer in Austin and much of Texas. The Shelby Report, a national publication that tracks the grocery industry, reports that H-E-B has a 61.2 percent share of the market in the South Texas region, an area in which it includes Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen and San Antonio.
Its closest competitor in the region, Walmart, came in at 26.7 percent.
Other time-savers H-E-B has rolled out recently include curbside pickup at about 100 locations and H-E-B to You delivery at about 70 stores. Last week, the chain acquired Austin-based delivery service Favor.
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