In 1930, 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 low prices. As an employee-owned company, Hy-Vee encourages each of our more than 55,000 employees to help guide the company. Our outstanding success demonstrates their hard work and clear vision. Through their efforts, the name Hy-Vee has become 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. Our corporate office is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Hy-Vee campus includes a 30,000-square-foot conference center for meetings, training and continuing education programs. Our distribution operations are based in Chariton, Iowa, where we have more than 1.1 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehouse space. Another large distribution center, with 435,000 square feet, is located in Cherokee, Iowa. With sales of more than $6.2 billion and more than 225 retail stores across seven Midwestern states, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 30 supermarket chains in the nation.