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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 excellent service and reasonable prices. As an employee-owned company, Hy-Vee encourages each of its more than 85,000 employees to help guide the company. Its 87 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 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, and consumer and employee wellness programs. The company also sponsors six Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids 5K and Fun Run events across the Midwest that raise money for children with cancer and their families.

About Hy-Vee Awards

With sales of $10 billion annually, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Its more than 240 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.

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Employee Ownership

Hy-Vee is employee-owned by direct stockholders — officers, store directors and executive staff members — and indirect stockholders, the more than 30,000 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, each with the opportunity to ensure memorable shopping experiences for our customers.

Our Locations

Distribution Centers
Over 240 Stores

Hy-Vee operates more than 240 retail stores in eight Midwestern states.

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Subsidiaries
Our Subsidiaries

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

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HST Office
HST Office

Located in Grimes, IA

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Corporate Office
Corporate Office

Located in West Des Moines, IA

Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers

Chariton Distribution Center
Cherokee Distribution Center

Training Facility
Training Facility

Located in Urbandale, IA

More About Hy-Vee

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Corporate Citizenship Report
How we strengthen our communities.

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History
Over 80 years of helpful smiles.

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Sustainability
Learn more about Hy-Vee's sustainability mission.