Values | Hy-Vee

Our core values drive our company — and our hiring process.

At Hy-Vee we don’t look for people who simply want a job; we look for people who proudly exemplify the fundamentals upon which our company was built. These individuals are friendly, helpful, honest, respectful and dedicated. Most importantly, they are proud to join in providing our industry-leading customer service and delivering our brand promise of a helpful smile in every aisle.

What we do.

From store personnel, dietitians and drivers to management, corporate office employees and subsidiary employees, we have a variety of positions available to make the most of your skills in a career at Hy-Vee.

Hy-Vee has seven subsidiary companies to help us fulfill our mission of being the most economical supplier of goods and services for our stores. To support our retail operations, Hy-Vee has established a distribution system that secures the highest quality merchandise and transports it quickly and efficiently to our customers.

Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI)
PDI’s 350,000-square-foot warehouse and offices are located in Ankeny, IA. The warehouse operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and delivers a variety of meat, cheese, seafood, dairy and other perishable products to stores.

Lomar Distributing Inc.
Lomar is a specialty foods, health and natural products distributor located in Des Moines, IA. The company provides items ranging from ethnic foods to seasonings to imported cheese.

Florist Distributing Inc. (FDI)
FDI has five locations in Hy-Vee’s operating territory: Des Moines and Davenport, IA; Omaha, NE; and Columbia and Independence, MO. Each site supplies stores with the finest in fresh floral products, plants, supplies and balloons.

D & D Foods
Hy-Vee’s trademarked Cowboy and Cowgirl chicken grillers come from this facility in Omaha, NE, which acts as a central kitchen for Hy-Vee stores. Other products among the more than 200 items available through D & D include twice-baked potatoes, bratwurst, marinated chicken breasts, fresh salads, dips, soups, fresh-cut fruit and more. Products are delivered to PDI or the Chariton Distribution Center and distributed to stores from there.

Hy-Vee Construction
Headquartered in Des Moines, IA, Hy-Vee Construction builds, remodels and relocates facilities throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state operating territory. A+ Communications and Security is separate unit of Hy-Vee Construction. Its employees work on facilities’ network, phone, closed-circuit TV, fire, burglar and paging systems.

Midwest Heritage
As a full-service financial institution providing banking, insurance and investment services, Midwest Heritage offers a variety of rewarding careers in the areas of sales, operations, management, administration, financial planning, accounting and customer service. Midwest Heritage is headquartered in West Des Moines, IA, and operates six additional locations in central Iowa.

Amber Pharmacy
Based in Omaha, NE, Amber Pharmacy is a specialty pharmacy solutions provider that manages the medication needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions. The company also has locations in Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia.

Hy-Vee’s core business operations are centered on the following platforms:

  1. Customer Service and Experience
    Hy-Vee employees are empowered to make decisions on the spot that are in the best interest of our customers. Our slogan, “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle,” expresses the foundation of the company’s operating philosophy.
  2. Health and Wellness
    For years now, Hy-Vee has been an industry leader in promoting the health and wellness of our communities. Whether it’s through our HealthMarkets, in-store dietitians and clinics, or the community fitness events we sponsor, Hy-Vee strives to make the healthy choice, the easy choice for our customers.
  3. Culinary Expertise
    Hy-Vee strives to be the culinary center of our communities. Knowledgeable chefs and well-trained employees help customers navigate our enhanced fresh departments and expanded menu and item selections, making them more confident shoppers and at-home chefs.