About Hy-Vee

Mission Statement

Making lives easier, healthier, happier.

The Hy-Vee Story

In 1930, Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened a small general store in Beaconsfield, Iowa. That store grew to become Hy-Vee – a company known for excellent service and reasonable prices. As an employee-owned company, Hy-Vee encourages each of its more than 70,000 employees to help guide the company. Its eight decades of outstanding success is a testament to those employees’ hard work and dedication to the vision of its founders. Today, Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality, variety, value and superior customer service. Its slogan, "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle," expresses the foundation of the company’s operating philosophy.

Hy-Vee is a touchstone for its customers’ desire for information on diet, nutrition and wellness topics. The company’s commitment to healthy lifestyles is evidenced by ever-growing HealthMarket departments featuring natural and organic products, the consulting services of in-store dietitians and chefs, the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, and consumer and employee wellness programs. The company also sponsors the annual Hy-Vee Triathlon for professional and amateur athletes, the Hy-Vee Road Races during Drake Relays weekend, and a series of kids’ triathlons and road races for youngsters every summer.

With sales of more than $8 billion annually, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Its 235 stores are located in eight Midwestern states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Distribution centers are in Chariton, Iowa, and Cherokee, Iowa, with a third perishable operation in Ankeny, Iowa. Hy-Vee’s corporate office is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Its campus includes a 12,000-square-foot conference center for meetings, training and continuing education programs.

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Subsidiaries that help us out.
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Drawing the attention of the industry.
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Over 80 years of helpful smiles.
 
Charitable Giving
Good customer service doesn’t stop in the aisle.
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Turn your purchases at Hy-Vee into college savings.
Hy-Vee Triathlon
An Olympic-distance race that is sure to be thrilling.
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Honoring central Iowa World War II veterans.
Heroes Game
Annual Iowa-Nebraska football rivalry game.
   
Seasons
Helpful Products And Ideas

Hy-Vee Seasons provides you with recipes, crafts, tips and helpful seasonal information. Celebrate the seasons in your life!

Midwest Heritage Bank
Online Bank

Get secure access to your accounts from any web-connected computer with Internet banking convenient online bill pay.

Wedding
Hy-Vee Will Make Your Wedding An Event To Remember

If you are planning a wedding, Hy-Vee can help with beautiful flowers, magnificent cakes, amazing catering and more.

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