West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee plans to invest $90 million in the Kansas City market between 14 store remodels and an online grocery order fulfillment center.
Most of the remodels will be done by early 2020, and the fulfillment center is set to open later this fall, according to a news release.
The details of the renovations vary by location but may include new foodservice options like Mia Pizza and hibachi and sushi stations; expansions of the HealthMarket department and new floral and gifting departments; addition of self-checkout lanes; and rebranding of Hy-Vee Gas convenience stores as Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express.
Remodels may also involve beauty department expansions, upgrades to existing in-store Starbucks locations and the addition of clothing.
“Hy-Vee has a proud history in the Kansas City metro area, opening our first store in Overland Park in 1988,” Jeremy Gosch, executive vice president, co-chief operating officer and chief retail officer for Hy-Vee, said in the release. “Thirty-one years later, we have 24 stores serving Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan and are excited to make this nearly $90 million investment in an area that has been a great home to Hy-Vee.”