The retail landscape continues to change as grocers are building out their expansion blueprints. For Hy-Vee, those expansion plans are on the slightly smaller side. The retailer is leveraging a smaller store format to extend its banner footprint in the Wisconsin market, recently proposing the construction of a new full-service location in addition to a Fast & Fresh convenience store.
According to local news source Sun Prairie Star, city planners are expected to meet early next week in regards to Hy-Vee’s request. If accepted, the new Hy-Vee store will stand at 92,200 square feet, and the Fast & Fresh store will stand at 6,700 square feet.
While we are unsure of when the plans will be finalized, the news source noted that city officials are attracted to this small-format convenience store. Hy-Vee’s unique c-store format came to fruition back in 2018 and was one of the first of its kind.
Convenience remains an important deciding factor for consumers, so will we see more c-store locations from the retailer in new markets? Deli Market News will keep a pulse on the newswire.