Hy-Vee will acquire six former Shopko locations in Iowa that will reopen under Hy-Vee’s Dollar Fresh brand by late summer, the company said.
In the coming weeks, several former Shopko locations will begin renovations. The former Shopko buildings in Hampton, Cresco, Oelwein, Waukon, Dyersville and Vinton, Iowa, are all part of the purchase agreements.
Dollar Fresh locations are designed to offer customers in smaller communities a fresh, new product selection at low prices. Customers will find a full selection of grocery items, a bakery section with a full range of fresh-baked items, a dollar section, a Wall of Value, ready-to-eat meal offerings and other services.
“As we continue to innovate, we’re taking a look at the needs of our rural communities,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman of the board, CEO and president. “At our Dollar Fresh stores, our customers will be greeted with helpful smiles that deliver a great customer experience while also encountering a wide selection of quality products at low prices.”
The first Dollar Fresh opened in Osceola, Iowa, in fall 2018. Currently, Hy-Vee operates Dollar Fresh stores in Centerville, Creston, Emmetsburg, Osceola and Toledo, Iowa; and in West Point, Neb.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day.