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Hy-Vee. A supermarket and more.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 200 retail stores in seven Midwestern states. We provide career opportunities for 46,000 employees and generate annual sales in excess of $3.8 billion, ranking us among the top 15 supermarket chains in the nation.

Throughout our territory, the name Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality products, low prices and superior customer service. Our slogan, "A Helpful Smile In Every Aisle," expresses the foundation of our corporate philosophy.

Retailing for the 21st century

Hy-Vee supermarkets are located in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota. We also operate Drug Town drug stores in Iowa and Nebraska.

Hy-Vee's combination food and drug centers reflect the changing lifestyles of today's consumers. The emphasis is on freshness, variety and one-stop shopping convenience.

Behind the scenes
To support our retail operations, Hy-Vee has established a distribution system that secures the highest quality merchandise and transports it quickly and efficiently to our customers.

Hy-Vee's main distribution complex is located in Chariton, IA. A second distribution facility is located in Cherokee, IA. In addition, Hy-Vee has acquired or developed several subsidiary companies to help us fulfill our mission of being the most economical supplier of goods and services for our stores:

  • D & D Foods, Inc.
    Fresh salads, dips, meat specialties
    9425 North 48th
    Omaha, Nebraska 68152
    1-800-272-5234

  • Florist Distributing, Inc.
    Flowers, plants and florist supplies
    2403 Bell Avenue
    Des Moines, Iowa 50321
    1-800-373-3741 or 515-243-5228

  • Hy-Vee Weitz, L.C.
    Construction
    1501 50th Street, #325
    West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
    1-515-222-6300
    www.hyveeweitz.com

  • Lomar Distributing, Inc.
    Specialty foods
    2500 Dixon Avenue
    Des Moines, Iowa 50316
    1-515-244-3105

  • Meyocks & Priebe Advertising, Inc.
    Advertising, public relations, graphics, marketing research
    6800 Lake Drive, Suite 150
    West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
    1-515-225-1200
    www.outofthebox.com

  • Midwest Heritage Bank, FSB
    Banking
    1025 Braden
    Chariton, Iowa 50049
    1-800-782-0521 or 641-774-8581
    www.mhbank.com

  • Perishable Distributors of Iowa, Ltd.
    Meat, fish and seafood, ice cream
    2741 PDI Place
    Ankeny, Iowa 50021
    1-800-798-6300 or 515-965-6300
    www.contactpdi.com

A Proud Tradition
Hy-Vee was founded in 1930 by Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg, who opened a small general store in Beaconsfield, IA. In 1938 they incorporated as Hyde & Vredenburg, Inc., with 15 stores and 16 stockholders. The current company name, Hy-Vee, is a contraction of our founders' names.

In those early years, company offices were located in Lamoni, IA. The company moved to Chariton, IA in 1945 to gain access to rail services, and in 1948 constructed the first office/warehouse complex. The corporate offices moved to West Des Moines in 1995.

From the beginning, Hy-Vee has been employee-owned. Profits are shared with employees through The Hy-Vee and Affiliates Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan and a combination of bonus, commission and incentive systems.