Eiffel Tower - A creamy cow’s milk delight, featuring a chalky white rind and a cream-colored, buttery, soft interior that oozes when at the peak of ripeness and temperature
BelGioioso - Burrata & Stracciatella
Hy-Vee Announces New Hybrid Store Format

Hy-Vee Announces New Hybrid Store Format


WEST DES MOINES, IA
Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Midwestern retailer Hy-Vee is making significant changes and setting its sights on innovation this year. After recently restructuring its corporate organization earlier this month, the company has confirmed it is exploring a new, convenience-oriented format that highlights Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online program, offering convenient drive-thru grocery pick up.

The project is currently being called by the working name “Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh,” according to local news source, the Des Moines Register.

Tara Deering-Hansen, Group Vice President, Communications of Hy-Vee“The exact store design and store concept is still being decided,” Tara Deering-Hansen, Group Vice President, Communications of Hy-Vee, told the news source. Deering-Hansen confirmed that the store will be somewhere between 12,000- and 16,000-square-feet, including groceries and fuel pumps, and went on to say that this is a new concept for the company and will expand on the company’s existing gas stations and small convenience stores the company operates.

(Photo: Hurd Realty)

Real estate drawings of the project depict a small Hy-Vee store with a pickup lane for online grocery orders on one side, and a drive-thru cafe on the other.

(Photo: Hurd Realty)

Just last year, Hy-Vee launched its online shopping for all 240 of its stores. The Aisles Online program allows consumers to order and pay online for either pick up or delivery.

In March of 2017, Hy-Vee bought an 81,936-square-foot facility for $3.6 million to turn into a fulfillment center for the online grocery ordering program, according to the Des Moines Register.

Jim Hertel, Senior Vice President at consulting firm Willard Bishop, an Inmar Co"It takes too many store personnel to fill orders when online shopping grows. It too expensive, and employees are tripping over real customers in the stores," Jim Hertel, Senior Vice President at consulting firm Willard Bishop, an Inmar Co, told the source. “Hy-Vee's relatively new online program must be successful if it is moving fulfillment operations out of stores.”

Deli Market News will keep you updated as Hy-Vee develops and rolls out this innovative new concept.

Hy-Vee


Eiffel Tower - A creamy cow’s milk delight, featuring a chalky white rind and a cream-colored, buttery, soft interior that oozes when at the peak of ripeness and temperatureBelGioioso - Burrata & Stracciatella

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story


With sales of more than $8 billion, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Its 235 stores are located in eight Midwestern states:...

The Spice Lab is Now USDA NOP Organic Certified

The USDA Organic seal assures consumers that products are 95% or more certified organic.
View Press Release

Valio Unveils On-Trend Food Innovations and Ingredients Solutions at SIAL Paris

The company plans to showcase its latest food innovations and tailor-made ingredients solutions at the upcoming show.
View Press Release

Charlotte-Based Hissho Sushi Makes N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 List

This year marks 20 years since Hissho Sushi was founded in Charlotte, NC.
View Press Release

Anheuser-Busch Inbev & DS Smith Plastics Named 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award Winners

RPA announces two winners in the 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program.
View Press Release

It's Pumpkin Spice Season!

Litehouse debuts a fresh look for its line of deliciously indulgent caramel dips and a limited-edition flavor: Pumpkin Spice Caramel.
View Press Release

Time to Step Up Your Fall Menu Plan; Pereg Natural Foods Gets You Started

Suffering from pumpkin spice fatigue? Here are 14 savory reasons why you still need pumpkin spice in your life.
View Press Release

New Snack Bars Take the Tahini Craze to Healthy Delicious Heights

Absolutely Gluten Free introduces TahiniBAR, the energy bar made from sesame seeds, in three exciting flavors.
View Press Release

Apex to Represent Ice-O-Matic® in MAFSI Territory 16 & 19

Sales and sales support coverage by the global ice machine manufacturer now includes multiple states in the Midwestern U.S. with personnel in four major cities.
View Press Release

HNINA Receives Chocolatier's Award

International Chocolate Salon honors Vanessa (Hnina) Morgenstern-Kenan with The Chocolatier's Award.
View Press Release