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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 84,000 employees to help guide the company. Its 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 diet, nutrition and wellness topics. The company’s commitment to healthy lifestyles is evidenced by its ever-growing HealthMarket departments featuring natural and organic products, the consulting services of in-store dietitians and chefs, and consumer and employee wellness programs.

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 280 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.

The Shelby Report – 2019 Midwest Retailer of the Year

Drug Store News – 2018 Retailer of the Year

Produce Retailer – 2018 Produce Retailer of the Year

Greenpeace – Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Sustainable Seafood, 2018

Mass Market Retailers – 2018 Retail Innovation Award

Employee Ownership

Hy-Vee is employee-owned by direct stockholders — officers, 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 280 Stores

Hy-Vee operates more than 280 retail stores in 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) 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
Education & 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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Over 80 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.