H-E-B, here we come!

November 11, 2018

Here in Texas we are proud of our Texas-born and bred businesses, and we love our grocery store. Yes, our grocery store. H.E.B grocery is beloved by all Texans. B-E-L-O-V-E-D.

And here’s why . . .
In 1905 Florence Butt, with a husband in poor health and 3 small children, opened the first C.C.Butt grocery store with the precious $60 she had in her savings.

And now, 113 years later, that little grocery store on the corner is THE LARGEST PRIVATE EMPLOYER IN THE UNITED STATES.

Employing 90,000 people in Texas and another 10,000 in Mexico.

This. IS. AMAZING.

Truly, y’all. uh-mazing.

Basically, when the chips are down, don’t mess with mama. Mama Tried. And mama did it.

Also, did we mention that this grocery store over and over again amazes us with their charitable efforts? During Hurricane Harvey the never closed … store managers slept in the stores, camped out in the parking lots, and vowed that they would SERVE the people of Texas when they needed it most.

They put up pop-up tents in parking lots, they drove 18-wheelers through treacherous roads, and so much more…all to take care of Texas.

When FEMA couldn’t deliver water to Beaumont when they had lost their water system and were surrounded by flood waters, H-E-B did.

Because they decided a long time ago, that if they took care of their customers, their customers would take care of them.

READ the Texas Monthly feature here.

Once a year, their 9 exclusive in-store boutiques, Mia’s Mirror, showcase a Texas brand. This year they’ve chosen to showcase Junk Gypsy . . . we follow in some impressive footsteps, including Kendra Scott, among others.

On Nov 16th meet us at the grocery store. We will be at their largest store in Schertz, Texas from 12pm – 2pm on the 16th . . so get ready for the most fun grocery shopping trip ever! There will be LIVE MUSIC, drinks, snacks, ICED TEA . . . and loads of JG items handpicked for you! Plus, a book signing, a boot trunk show, and more!!

Florence, we hope we make you proud!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Vivian Reese November 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This is so great to hear there are still kind hearted unselfish people in this world still trying to make it a better place for all

  • Reply Tracy George November 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you HEB for being there when our Texas victims needed you most.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      pretty amazing, isn’t it? we get all teary every time we try to read it or say it out loud. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous November 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    That’s is awesome ladies…congratulations!!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      thanks so much! we’re pretty excited!

  • Reply Christa Rogers November 12, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Will there be junk gypsy stuff at any other HEB or just the Schertz store?

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

      the JG pop up shop will be in all of the Mia’s Mirror stores within HEB Plus stores…9 total.

  • Reply Amy Dellinger November 13, 2018 at 5:17 am

    I love hearing the legacy of HEB! I’ll be there Friday! The Schertz store is my home store!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

      amazing!!! can’t wait to see you!

  • Reply Sherry Sparks November 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    So excited just called my local HEB plus will be handling the junk gypsy products !!!! Woo hoo!!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 29, 2018 at 10:40 am

      yayyyy!!!! that’s so awesome! thanks for inquiring about us!!! XOXOXOX!!!

  • Reply Lis November 13, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Squeeeeee!

  • Reply Andrea Price November 13, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I’m so sad i live close to schertz/ you’d totally be worth the drive but it’s a Friday, during work hours on a weekday. 😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Frances Haines November 14, 2018 at 10:33 am

    My brother-in-law from Nashville (Franklin by way of Moss Bluff, LA), called our HEB SuperPlus the Taj MaHEB!! Can’t wait to shop for JG goodies there! XOXO

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 29, 2018 at 10:40 am

      we can totally understand that nickname!!!

  • Reply Teresa DeBow November 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I got to meet ya’ll at the Schertz HEB and it was really FUN! My daughter surprised me by taking me there and getting me your book too as an early Christmas present. I really have enjoyed your design styles and there is nothing greater than working with family and with your hands and especially doing what you LOVE. Thank you for your genuine kindness and conversation. God Bless and Take Care.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 29, 2018 at 10:38 am

      it was so great meeting you!! so glad y’all could come! we are so excited about the HEB partnership!!!

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