H-E-B ranked top retailer in Texas, breaks into top 20 nationwide

H-E-B is the top retailer in Texas and one of the top 20 retail chains in the United States, according to the National Retail Federation. (Photo: CBS Austin)

San Antonio-based H-E-B is not only the top retailer in Texas, it's now one of the top 20 retail chains in the United States.

H-E-B came in at number 20 on the annual list of American retailers released by The National Retail Federation, ahead of companies like Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Kohl's.

The list ranks the industry's companies according to sales numbers. In 2017, H-E-B nabbed $21.94 billion in sales at its 330 stores.

That store number is lower than most of the companies ahead of H-E-B in the rankings, including #1 Walmart at 5,328 stores and #2 Kroger with 3,902.

Earlier this year, Business Insider named H-E-B the "best grocery store in the US."

To read the NRF's full list, click here.

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