H-E-B's Scott McClelland to step down as Food and Drug division president

Scott McClelland has been with H-E-B since 1990 and took over as the leading grocer's food and drug division president in 2017.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Last month, a couple of weeks before Christmas, Scott McClelland, the president and TV spokesmodel for H-E-B, told me that he was stepping down from leading the Texas supermarket dynasty.

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I told him that I would write a column and emailed him a bunch of questions. He wrote back:

"It won't be announced until January 1. Anyway, don't write about me. I'm happy to fade into the sunset. We have a really good guy, Armando Perez, running our Houston business. He's one of the best I've ever worked with."

EDIT NOTE: A spokesperson for H-E-B clarified that McClelland has been the President of H-E-B Food and Drug, which is a division of H-E-B.

For the full article from columnist Ken Hoffman on Scott McClelland's exit from H-E-B, including the story behind hanging out on set with J.J. Watt and McClelland's retirement date, visit our partners at CultureMap.

The video above is from a previous ABC13 piece profiling Scott McClelland.