By Zach Swaim and Ann Marie Shambaugh
Zionsville has been selected as the site of the first Hy-Vee grocery store in Indiana, with the Iowa-based company announcing Jan. 25 its intentions to build a 150,000-square-foot facility on vacant land on the southwest corner of Whitestown Parkway and S. County Road 700 E. Plans are still being finalized and will need to go through the Plan Commission, and subsequently need to be approved by the town council.
“We are excited that Hy-Vee has chosen Zionsville as a location to put down new roots,” Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron stated in a press release. “With their commitment to quality of service, variety of products, selection of healthy food and an in-store pharmacy, Hy-Vee will benefit Zionsville residents, our neighboring communities and visitors. We are grateful for the collaboration with the Hy-Vee team and welcome them to town.”
Hy-Vee is an employee-owned corporation whose yearly sales generate $12 billion in revenue. The company was listed on USA Today’s 10 Best Supermarket list in 2021, coming in second only behind The Fresh Market. It also has been ranked in the top 10 of most trusted brands in the 2015 Temkin Loyalty index.
“I’m excited about it,” Zionsville Town Council President Jason Plunkett said. “I’ve been to a few Hy-Vee stores out in Missouri and they were pretty impressive, and I think that residents in the district are always looking for new services, consumer opportunities and to visit new establishments in the town.”
Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Allyson Gutwein also expressed her pleasure at the news.
“We are thrilled to have HyVee coming to the Zionsville area,” she said. “This is a high-quality brand that will serve the community well and we are glad that they made the choice to bring their first store in the Indiana market to our area.”
According to its website, Hy-Vee operates more than 285 stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Besides Indiana, the company plans to expand to Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.
Hy-Vee recently partnered with the Fishers-based digital audio out-of-home advertising company Vibenomics on a multi-year deal to bring the advertising platform to hundreds of the company’s stores across the Midwest.