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H-E-B gives $100 bills to all employees after being named top grocery retailer in US

According to a study in January, H-E-B was the nations top ranked grocery retailer.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The attached video is about H-E-B investing $200 million in South Austin.

On Wednesday, H-E-B showed its appreciation for its employees by giving each of them a $100 bill after the chain was named the top grocery retailer in the country.

According to dunnhumby's Retailer Preference Index in January, H-E-B beat out the previous top three grocers, including Trader Joe's, Amazon and Costco, to claim the grocery-retailer throne.

RELATED: H-E-B beats out Trader Joe's, Amazon and Costco as top U.S. grocery retailer, new study says

Many H-E-B employees took to Twitter to thank the company.

One employee said they have worked for the company for 15 years.

According to Twitter user Patryk Estrada, H-E-B is the "best company hands down."

Another H-E-B partner said, "No store does more than my H-E-B."

Twitter user @segeogeeff said more than 120,000 H-E-B partners received a $100 bill.

The dunnhumby study examined 60 grocery retailers across the nation in its survey.

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