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.
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.
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