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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 with more than 570 business units across nine Midwestern states and sales of more than $13 billion annually. Today, Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service.

As an employee-owned company, Hy-Vee encourages each of its more than 75,000 employees to help guide the company. Hy-Vee's nearly 95 years of outstanding success is a testament to those employees' hard work and dedication to the vision of its founders. Its mission of “making lives easier, healthier and happier,” expresses the foundation of the company's operating philosophy.

Ranked for Best Customer Service - Forbes, 2024

Named to list of Most Trustworthy Companies - Newsweek, 2023

Voted #2 Best Grocery Store in America - USA TODAY, 2023

Ranked Greatest Workplaces in America - Newsweek, 2023

Named Retailer of the Year - Supermarket News, 2023

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.