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About Hy-Vee

Our Mission – 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 superior customer service and a wide selection of quality products. As an employee-owned company, Hy-Vee encourages each of its more than 93,000 employees to help guide the company. Hy-Vee’s more than 90 years 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 health, nutrition and wellness topics. The company’s commitment to healthy lifestyles is demonstrated by its popular HealthMarket departments featuring natural and organic products, the consulting services of dietitians and chefs, Hy-Vee KidsFit programming and its industry-leading retail pharmacies.

About Hy-Vee Awards

With sales of more than $12 billion annually, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 5 most trusted brands and has been named one of America’s top 3 favorite grocery stores. Its more than 285 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.

Newsweek – America's Top 5 Most Trusted Grocery Retailers, 2022

USA Today – Voted #2 Best Supermarket in America, 2021

Forbes – America's Best In-State Employers, 2021

Food Logistics – Top Green Providers List, 2021

Food & Wine – Ranked 3rd Best COVID-19 Response in America, 2020

Employee Ownership

Hy-Vee is employee-owned by direct stockholders — officers, district store directors and executive staff members — and indirect stockholders, the more than 45,000 Hy-Vee employees who participate in The Hy-Vee and Affiliates 401(k) Plan. A portion of the matching contributions made by the company to The Hy-Vee and Affiliates 401(k) Plan is directed to the Hy-Vee Stock Fund. This account is the largest shareholder in the company. Every employee is a stakeholder in the company's future and takes pride and ownership in the company’s autonomous culture.

Our Locations

Distribution Centers
Over 285 Stores

Hy-Vee operates more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states.

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Our Subsidiaries

Fulfilling our mission of being the most economical supplier of goods and services for our stores.

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HST Office
Helpful Smiles Technology (HST) Innovation Center

Located in Grimes, Iowa

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Corporate Office
Hy-Vee Corporate Office

Located in West Des Moines, Iowa

Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers

Chariton Distribution Center in Chariton, Iowa
Cherokee Distribution Center in Cherokee, Iowa

Training Facility
Training & Education Center

Located in Urbandale, Iowa

More About Hy-Vee

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Over 90 years of helpful smiles.

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Learn more about Hy-Vee's sustainability mission.

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Customer Service Amenities
Learn more about services available at select Hy-Vee Customer Service counters.