This Thanksgiving Day morning, there will be no last-minute trips to your neighborhood Hy-Vee to get forgotten food for the big dinner. That’s because all Hy-Vee grocery stores will be closed for the holiday.
For the first time in Hy-Vee’s 92-year history, the company announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1, it will be closing all of its more than 285 retail stores on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24. There are at least 15 Hy-Vee stores in the Quad Cities region.
The company said this will allow its more than 80,000 employees across its eight-state region to enjoy the holiday with their friends and family.
“Thanksgiving Day is about gratitude. The last several years have been some of the most challenging our employees have experienced and this is our way of showing our appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis to serve our customers,” said Jeremy Gosch, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “By closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day, we can give back to our employees by providing them time to focus on their own celebrations.”
All Hy-Vee grocery stores, Dollar Fresh Markets, Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations, Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits locations, and Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits locations will be closed. Customers will still be able to pay at the pump for fuel at all Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations on Thanksgiving Day.
Customers who purchase holiday meal packs will be able to schedule a time to pick up their order in-store prior to the Thanksgiving holiday or via curbside pickup from 8-11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at Hy-Vee grocery stores. Customers can order holiday meal packs by calling their local Hy-Vee store or by ordering online.
All Hy-Vee corporate offices will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.