The Minnesota Grocery shopping experience is about to become a little more crowded. Hy-Vee announced today plans for a major expansion of its Minnesota operations into the Twin Cities market.
"Our commitment to excellent customer service, health and wellness, and culinary expertise is unlike anything in the market to date," said Randy Edeker, Chairman, CEO and President of HyVee, Inc. in a release by the company. "Minnesota and its residents have long been important partners, and we are proud to extend that partnership into the Twin Cities area."
Currently, there are 17 employee-owned stores in the state with approximately 5,100 employees. According to the company, the proposed expansion would add several new stores to the market per year, over the next several years. Each store opened will create anywhere from 400-550 new jobs.
According to reports, New Hope is likely to be the first location. Hy-Vee will present its plan to the City Council Monday night. The site is likely to be the former Kmart store site at 4200 N. Xylon Ave., which is across the street from New Hope City Hall.