Javier Wiley, General Manager of HEB Plus in Flour Bluff, received the Keep It in the Bluff Spotlight Award from Jennifer Welp, President of the Flour Bluff Business Association, at the regular FBBA monthly meeting held at noon on July 12, 2017, at the Raceway Cafe’ at Funtrackers in Flour Bluff. “We want to thank Javier for his dedication to our community,” said Welp.
Wiley had several announcements concerning upcoming events and changes at the Flour Bluff HEB Plus. “Our ten-year anniversary is coming up Saturday, July 29, when we’ll have a small celebration. Really, it’s a customer appreciation day. We’ll have a lot of good things going on that day from 11:00 to 4:00. Of course, we’ll have a lot of good food,” said Wiley.
“The other big thing that’s going on is the construction of Curbside,” continued Wiley. He explained that this will be yet another option for shopping at HEB. “We have a lot of different options today. I want you to think about three options: ship to home, ship to the store, and then curbside. We have Shipt and Instacart in the store; these are third parties who contract with retailers. It’s all about convenience. Everyone is in a hurry today,” said Wiley.
“Curbside HEB is coming. They’re under construction today,” said Wiley as he introduced the newest shopping experience for HEB customers. “We’re looking to open before Labor Day. Basically, you’ll shop online. We’ll have our partners in the store, whom you trust, shop for your groceries, and we’ll deliver it to your car as soon as you drive up,” he explained. There will be a $4.95 service fee, and the prices of the groceries will be relatively the same. Ad prices will be identical.
According to the HEB website, the shopper simply creates a grocery list, submits an order, selects a pick up time, arrives on time, and picks up the order. All orders are backed by the H‑E‑B low price and freshness guarantee. Curbside is currently available at the Staples and Saratoga HEB Plus.
“This is exciting, and I will probably be your first customer,” said Welp, adding that she was looking forward to attending the 10-year anniversary celebration on July 29th.
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day. She also writes and edits for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper.