WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee here this week broke ground on a new 230,000-square-foot warehouse in Cherokee, Iowa, for dry grocery and general merchandise, the company said. The estimated $17 million project is expected to be completed in about 10 months. The company said the additional warehouse was needed because its current warehouse in Cherokee was beyond capacity and had begun storing product in trailers and sheds. Hy-Vee said it was expanding in Cherokee rather than building a new warehouse elsewhere after a supply chain analyst determined that its DCs in Cherokee, Chariton, and Ankeny, Iowa, were well-situated to serve its 224 supermarkets.
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