H-E-B, Thumbtack partner to offer on-demand services like pet sitting
“Thumbtack’s job is to make caring for everything in and around the home a seamless experience for the homeowner,” said David Steckel, senior director of strategic partnerships at Thumbtack, in the release. “Expanding into physical retail brings us one step closer to that by allowing us to be a partner for consumers whether they’re shopping in-store for their pets or getting their backyards ready for hosting.”
H-E-B operates more than 430 stores in Texas and in Mexico and is based in San Antonio. Also in March, the supermarket operator announced it would renovate and expand one of its San Antonio stores, also adding its True Texas BBQ restaurant. Last month, H-E-B opened its first multi-level location in Lake Austin, Texas. That store features the BBQ restaurant and other concepts that include SouthFlo Pizza and Lake Austin’s Coffee, according to a release.
Its partnership with Thumbtack is an example of the ways retailers in essential categories are innovating their in-store experiences for consumers. As Retail Leader Pro recently reported, stronger in-store technology offerings are one example of ways retailers across categories can earn the attention of consumers.