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• The Houston Business Journal reports that HEB has expanded its partnership with delivery service Shipt, adding four more Houston-area stores to its coverage area.

HEB started working with Shipt last June, the Journal writes, adding that "a yearly Shipt membership is $99 for unlimited free grocery deliveries of orders exceeding $35. The company delivers both H-E-B and Central Market items."

HEB also is working with delivery service Instacart in the market.
KC's View:
I can't help but suspect that HEB's long-term plan is to take this stuff over itself, and is just using Instacart and Shipt to jump-start its online operations and provide some learnings.