H-E-B Building State-of-the-Art Tech Center in San Antonio
H-E-B is announcing preliminary plans to construct a state-of-the-art tech center at its San Antonio headquarters that will house up to 1,000 H-E-B digital employees.
Starting next year, the company will begin construction on an approximately 150,000-square-foot, five-story building located in the heart of its Arsenal campus in downtown San Antonio. Construction is scheduled to begin by summer 2020 and is tentatively set for completion by summer 2022.
As part of this expansion, H-E-B will add 500 new jobs in San Antonio and relocate its digital workers from other locations in the city to house its digital teams closer together. With the growth of H-E-B Digital, which includes its product, design, technology and e-commerce teams, the company strengthens its position as a leading digital retailer and brick-and-mortar business.
“Our success starts with our people, who provide exceptional hospitality to deliver world-class shopping and digital experiences,” said Craig Boyan, H-E-B President. “We’re committed to hiring more people, adding the necessary skills to become both a better tech company and even stronger brick-and-mortar retailer.”
For the H-E-B digital team, there are currently more than 1,000 employees in San Antonio and another several hundred at its Eastside Tech Hub in Austin, which opened in June. Companywide, there are more than 5,500 e-commerce employees who are part of the retailer’s H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery teams.
“The San Antonio tech center will be become part of the new front door to our Arsenal campus, just as H-E-B Digital is creating a new front door for our customers online and via mobile shopping experiences,” said Jag Bath, chief digital officer, H-E-B.
The new workspace will offer a variety of dynamic work areas spread throughout the floor plan, including open collaboration areas, individual work spaces and meeting rooms equipped with advanced technology and video conferencing capabilities. As the company accelerates its path toward becoming a technology leader in Texas, these efforts support H-E-B’s strong commitment to grow its digital team in San Antonio while it continues to invest in the city, state and its overall workforce.