Suppliers

Supplier Participation

Our suppliers help bring you quality products and services at competitive prices. They also help us contribute to the economic growth of the neighborhoods we serve. We wouldn't be the company we are today without our great suppliers.

If you are a current H-E-B supplier looking for procurement and other forms, visit our supplier forms site.

Supplier Forms

Supplier Diversity

James Harris, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity
James Harris

"At H-E-B, we believe that "Each and Every Person Counts", a core part of our Bold Promise. Supplier Diversity helps us live out these pillars of sales growth and building stronger communities.

Our Supplier Diversity programs helps with tailoring our stores with unique products and services. Through this we build stronger customer loyalty and community engagement, while growing sales, lowering costs and providing a differentiation in the marketplace."

- James Harris, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity




Our commitment to supplier diversity
We partner with suppliers who understand the unique needs of our customers and have creative ideas on how to serve them. Those partnerships enable us stay competitive and better serve our communities.

Increasing diversity among suppliers benefits our marketing and merchandising strategies and encourages participation with both minority and women-owned businesses.

How to participate
If you have a product or service that you think would benefit H E B and its customers and if you're a local, small businesses and diverse suppliers, we invite you to register with our Supplier Diversity program.

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Who qualifies as a diverse business at H-E-B?
H-E-B considers United States-headquartered businesses, a diverse business is 51 percent or more owned, operated, and managed by someone who fits in one or more of following categories:

  • Woman who is a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Minority who is a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Veteran who is a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Disabled person who is a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Disadvantaged business (business owner must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States)

  • LGBT business owner who is a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States

  • Or if the business is:

  • Located in a HUBZone: operates and employs individuals residing in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Who qualifies as a local, small business at H-E-B?
At H-E-B we see not only the value that local, small businesses bring to our company, we also see how small businesses promote continued innovation and growth of our economy. We are committed to working with these businesses to help us lower our cost of operation, increase our tailoring efforts.

Any U.S.-based business must self-certify that they meet the federal requirements for a small business. If you are uncertain whether you meet the federal requirements, please visit U.S. Small Business Administration for more information.

How to get certified
We require that small businesses and diverse suppliers provide certification of their status. To learn more about certification: