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Hy-Vee opens reimagined store in Nebraska

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New outlet is retailer's largest to date

Hy-Vee opens reimagined store in Nebraska

GRETNA, Neb.  — Hy-Vee Inc. opened a 135,000-square-foot store — its largest to date — here on Tuesday.

The new store has a totally totally reimagined layout, according to the company, which notes that the grocery store in Gretna, Neb., is accompanied by a 6,300-square-foot Aisles Online grocery delivery and pickup service and a 4,250-square-foot Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh convenience store.

The store offers a new dining experience for customers with a large, open Food Hall dining area for fast-casual dining, which includes Hy-Vee’s expanded breakfast menu; a pub with full sit-down bar, 32 taps and outdoor patio; Mealtime offerings; Mia Italian; HyChi and Hibachi; Nori Sushi; Market Grille Express; Long Island Deli; and a Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee.

The store also offers amenities that Hy-Vee has become known for, including:

  • A full-service bakery with artisan and specialty breads, patisserie, cakes and a cake decorator station.
  • A full-service delicatessen including shaved meats and cheeses, specialty cheese and charcuterie.
  • A full-service meat counter including a chef’s station, a dry aged steaks case, Chophouse and packaged meats.
  •  A full-service seafood counter with sustainable seafood options.
  • An expanded HealthMarket department featuring a large selection of vitamins and sports nutrition options.

There is also a fresh produce area, an in-store Starbucks, expanded floral and gift shop departments and a pharmacy with a drive-up window. The store also features a Pair Eyewear kiosk, a beauty department, and an expanded Candy Shoppe department with premium, novelty and nostalgic selections. A large Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits department features a walk-in beer cooler, walk-in humidor and walk-in wine room.

The Gretna Hy-Vee includes all-digital shelf labels that display product information and pricing and has more than 100 TVs that feature Hy-Vee products, promotions and services. Digital kiosks are also available for customers to order custom cakes and fresh prepared foods, as well as access offerings via Hy-Vee Financial Services.

Other amenities include a mother’s room, dry cleaning and postal services. Additional grocery services such Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery delivery and pickup service will be available.

The store will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and will carry about 120,000 items, including more than 6,300 specialty items, more than 8,000 HealthMarket items and 3,500 fresh produce items (including 120 organic items).

Hy-Vee says it has invested more than $37 million in the community to build, furnish and stock the grocery store, and adds that the new store also creates more than 628 local jobs, including 128 full-time positions. Hy-Vee notes that its employees have access to some of the best employee benefits in the industry, including a weekly 10% employee discount on groceries, holiday pay, free Hy-Vee Plus premium membership, a tuition assistance program for employees and family members, and employer-sponsored insurance for both full- and part-time employees.


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