H-E-B has had a good year. It's been so lucrative, in fact, that it moved up five spots on Forbes Largest Private Companies. The San Antonio-based grocer came in at No. 5 on the 2021 list, jumping up from the No. 10 spot last year with a revenue $32.8 billion — a 5.1 percent increase from 2020.
H-E-B, founded in 1905 by Howard Edward Butt Sr., has over 300 stores in Texas and Mexico. It is still family-owned and operated currently being run by CEO Charles Butt, Howard's son.