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H-E-B, Favor launch beer and wine delivery

Sunday, July 1, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B has announced that Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company, will now offer beer and wine delivery in the Greater Austin area, exclusively from H-E-B stores. The service began Friday, June 29 — just in time for Fourth of July — and will be free through Labor Day.

In San Marcos, the service will be available 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

The new service is also available across the greater areas of San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston.

“The combination of H-E-B and Favor continues to be a win for Texans,” said Jag Bath, Favor CEO and H-E-B chief digital officer. “Delivering almost anything in under an hour is what Favor is built on, and now with H-E-B, we are excited to add the new category of beer and wine delivery to Favor’s on-demand platform.”

Favor will offer the entire breadth and depth of H-E-B’s beer and wine selection at the low prices found in stores with no order minimum. As the largest craft beer and wine retailer in Texas, H-E-B’s robust offerings include award-winning wines from Texas and around the world, domestics, imports, craft brews from more than 100 Texas breweries, microbrews, seasonals, cider and sake.

“This new service truly delivers the best customer experience – a fast, convenient solution with the best selection at the everyday low price our customers expect,” said Martin Otto, H-E-B chief operating officer. “H-E-B and Favor joined forces to support and accelerate our collective growth throughout Texas, and this is only the beginning of what’s to come from our powerful partnership.”

With every H-E-B store tailored to the neighborhood and customers it serves, selections will vary by city. Austin area residents can browse featured selections curated by H-E-B’s expert wine and beer team, or request custom beer and wine items.

This new service is the latest in a series of announcements, strategic investments in technology and partnerships that H-E-B has forged to enhance its digital offerings in Texas. In addition to acquiring Favor in February 2018, these include HEBtoyou Delivery and Curbside.

Customers can get beer and wine delivered by downloading the Favor app and tapping on the “H-E-B Beer & Wine” banner, or online. Free delivery will automatically be applied to beer and wine deliveries, and orders will require a Runner tip (minimum $2).

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