A new Hy-Vee location in Spring Lake Park, Minn., opens on May 25.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is opening a new 77,000-square-foot store in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on May 25.
The location in Spring Lake Park, Minn., reflects the different ways today’s consumers shop, with a dedicated Hy-Vee Mealtime area as well onsite casual dining options from Walhburgers, Nori Sushi and Mia Pizza. The store features expansive fresh produce and meat departments and a well-stocked beer, wine and spirits section complete with a wine tasting area and a cigar humidor. Beyond foodservice-at-retail offerings, the new Hy-Vee includes other co-located brands such as DSW shoes and Joe Fresh clothing.
Hy-Vee continues its expansion in that region with another planned store opening in Maplewood, Minn., in June. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer is also expected to unveil a new flagship location in Grimes, Iowa, in September, which reportedly will include a food hall, DSW shoes and the chain’s first in-store nail salon run by Columbus, Ohio-based The W Nail Bar.
While the chain grows its physical store presence, Hy-Vee is also getting personal with shoppers. Earlier this month, Hy-Vee announced that its dietitians will offer free one-hour nutrition counseling sessions for Iowa seniors in partnership with the Iowa Department on Aging. The retailer continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines, including a recent partnership with the world’s largest truckstop, Iowa 80 Truckstop, which resulted in 230 vaccinations in a pop-up clinic. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated employee and shoppers at Hy-Vee locations, unless locally mandated.