Making lives easier, healthier, happier.
In1930, 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 82,000 employees to
help guide the company. Its 85 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.
is a touchstone for its customers' desire for information on diet,
nutrition and wellness topics. The companys 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 the annual Hy-Vee Road Races during
Drake Relays weekend and five Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlons across
the Midwest that raise money for children with cancer and their
families. With sales of $9.3 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.