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West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc. said it is restructuring several corporate departments to allow the supermarket chain to grow in three key areas —HealthMarkets, restaurant development and IT.
In the upcoming weeks, the company will add almost 70 new positions to its corporate staff, including 20 positions that will oversee future development and expansion of the company’s Hy-Vee Market Grille restaurants and HealthMarkets, which provide organic, natural, gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods. The company has 103 Hy-Vee Market Grilles and 179 HealthMarkets across its eight-state region.
More than 50 new full-time positions will be IT-based and work at Hy-Vee’s new facility in Grimes. The new facility will serve as a creativity center where those in IT and marketing will work together to develop future apps, programs and online content that will provide customers with more convenience and customer service, while showcasing the company’s culinary expertise.
Hy-Vee is an employee-owned company and operates more than 240 retail stores with sales of $9.8 billion annually.