Hy-Vee on Friday announced a corporate restructuring that it said would position the company to grow in information technology, health and wellness and restaurant development.
The company said it intended to add almost 70 new positions to its corporate staff in the coming weeks to facilitate the new structure. At the same time, around 60 current corporate positions were being eliminated, although 50 of those people have been offered new assignments in stores or as part of the new corporate positions, the company said in a statement.
More than 50 of the new full-time positions will be IT-based and work at Hy-Vee’s new facility in Grimes, Iowa, the company said. Hy-Vee said 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.
The remaining new positions will work out of Hy-Vee’s West Des Moines corporate headquarters and 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.
Hy-Vee operates 244 stores across an eight-state region in the Midwest. It had annual sales of $9.8 billion and employs more than 84,000 workers.