Both HyVee and Giant Eagle are expanding into major new markets mdash HyVee in the Twin Cities and Giant Eagle in Indianapolis

Both Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are expanding into major new markets — Hy-Vee in the Twin Cities and Giant Eagle in Indianapolis.

Regional chains tackle new markets

“Hy-Vee has been successful as it’s moved out of Iowa into Kansas City and parts of Illinois, and there’s no reason to doubt it will do well in Minneapolis.” —NEIL STERN, McMillanDoolittle

A spate of expansion announcements from some regional supermarket operators reflects fresh opportunities for growth among some of the nation’s strongest traditional chains — and promises to shake up some markets for years to come.

So far in 2014 at least two significant announcements of expansion into new markets have been made, including the planned entry by Giant Eagle into Indianapolis and, more recently,

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