Trailing the news that Hy-Vee intends to introduce three new fulfillment centers, the Midwest-based company has even newer news to bring to its consumers: expansions to its facilities. The company's in-store changes are aiming to address the constantly shifting consumer lifestyles, which relays into evolving demands.
“This fiscal year, we have approved one of our largest capital expenditure budgets in our company’s history to make sure we are not only meeting our customers’ needs, but fulfilling their wants, now and in the future,” said Randy Edeker, Chairman, CEO, and President, in a press release. “We’ve studied customer habits and lifestyles and know that fewer people are cooking meals at home than ever before. We want our offerings to help individuals who are looking for something healthy to eat on the go as well as families who want to enjoy a sit-down meal that they can easily claim as their own.”
In the company's press release, it expressed current construction is underway in its eight-state region. Major projects include:
In addition to the changes being made to the company's facilities, Hy-Vee has announced an transition in its restaurant format from Hy-Vee Market Grill to Hy-Vee Market Grille Express, where customers can order food, pay at a nearby pay station, and then sit to enjoy their meal in an ambiance marked with casual, self-service, and contemporary influences. While the Express location offers on-the-go eating experiences for those looking for conveince, it also caters to those with more time on their hands.
Consumers looking to fill their leisure with delicious food can head to the Express for a full-service bar and televised sporting events to their liking. But, the icing on top of the cake -- or maybe I should say bun on top of the patty–is that the company has its first of 26 planned Wahlburgers Wahlburgers restaurant locations in the works.
Will the retailer’s expansive plans continue to pay dividends as consumers' lifestyles and shopping habits change? Deli Market News will continue to report.