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In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:04:35 AM »
One goes like this: "State and federal resources are struggling to get into impacted areas. H.E.B. — outta the way, we're coming."



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... The images refer to the largest grocer in the state, H-E-B, with about 350 stores scattered throughout Texas and Mexico. At a time when retail watchers question the future of brick-and-mortar stores due to Amazon's continued ascendance, the 112-year-old retailer is drawing widespread praise after managing to open 60 of its 83 stores in Houston last Sunday, hours after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 storm. (Now, 79 of the 83 stores are open.)

When employees couldn't get to work, some stores still operated with as few as five people: one stationed at the door as crowd control and four working the registers, trying to get people out as quickly as possible.

On Saturday morning, I spoke with Scott McClelland, a 27-year H-E-B veteran who is president of the chain's Houston division. For much of the week, he had worked from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with days blurring together.

The behind-the-scenes operation, as he told me, is a complicated dance involving multiple command centers, a helicopter, private planes, military style vehicles and frequent calls to suppliers, urging them to send toilet paper — and to skip the Funyuns.

McClelland, in his own words:

RTWT; very interesting.  Mr. McClelland is an old-fashioned can-do man.

H/T AmericanDigest.org
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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 11:36:15 AM »
What? No gubmint progrum?
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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 11:40:07 AM »
Nope.  Probably one of the big reasons what he does works so well.
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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 12:21:14 PM »
Whoa! Gubmint cannot like being shown up like that! 

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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
Well if it was a government program they'd still be working on the 2nd revision to the amendments to the Environmental Impact Report.
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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 03:24:19 PM »
But then you have asshats like this one.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/30/politicos-matt-wuerker-mocks-texas-hurricane-victims-in-political-cartoon/



I'll bet paycheck to paycheck the Cajun Navy and private individuals saved and fed at least TWICE the people the gubment did.
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Re: In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 06:43:04 AM »
If not three times more...

Funny...where we all the cartoons after Katrina lampooning all the idiots spewing "George Bush hates black people" BS?!

Yeah, bias...it's hardcore left-wing and it's real...and has been for decades!

They all have their day coming soon enough...tick/tock ass-clowns...tick/tock...
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