JANESVILLE, Wis. — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced the opening of two new stores in Wisconsin expanding its footprint in the state to eight stores. The Janesville store is a totally reimagined grocery store with a new layout, the sixth of its kind for the retailer’s eight-state footprint. This morning, Hy-Vee also opened its store in Oregon, which is the former Bill’s Food Center.
The more than 97,000-square-foot store in Janesville will offer a new dining experience for customers with a large, open Food Hall dining area for fast-casual dining, which includes Hy-Vee’s expanded breakfast menu; a pub with full-service bar including 32 taps and outdoor patio; Mealtime offerings; Mia Italian; HyChi and Hibachi; Nori Sushi; Market Grille; Long Island Deli; and a Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee.
The store also offers amenities that the company has become known for, such as a full-service bakery featuring artisan and specialty breads, patisserie, cakes and a cake decorator station, a full-service delicatessen including shaved meats and cheeses, specialty cheese and charcuterie, a full-service meat counter including a chef’s station, a dry-aged steaks case, Chophouse and packaged meats; a full-service seafood counter with sustainable seafood options, an expanded HealthMarket department featuring a larger selection of vitamins and sports nutrition options, a large fresh produce area, an in-store Starbucks, expanded floral and gift shop departments and a pharmacy with a drive-up window.
Additional in-store offerings include Joe Fresh clothing, a Pair Eyewear kiosk, DSW footwear, a beauty department, and an expanded Candy Shoppe department with premium, novelty and nostalgic selections. This location also has a large Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits department featuring a walk-in beer cooler and a climate-controlled wine room.
The Janesville Hy-Vee includes all-digital shelf labels that display product information and pricing and has more than 50 TVs that feature Hy-Vee products, promotions and services. Digital kiosks are also available for customers to order cakes and fresh prepared foods, as well as access offerings via Hy-Vee Financial Services. The store will feature new mobile payment technology with Hy-Vee Scan & Go, as well as self-checkout options available for a faster, more convenient shopping experience.
Other amenities include Hy-Vee Aisles Online pickup and delivery, mother’s room, dry cleaning and postal services.
The store will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and will carry about 120,000 items, including more than 6,000 specialty items, more than 8,000 HealthMarket items and more than 3,500 fresh produce items (including 120 organic items).
Hy-Vee has invested more than $27 million in the community to build, furnish and stock the grocery store. The new Janesville Hy-Vee creates more than 631 local jobs, including 146 full-time positions.
The Oregon Hy-Vee store, formerly Bill’s Food Center, also opened today in Oregon, Wisconsin. The Oregon Hy-Vee store is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and features a large Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits department, a specialty cheese department and prepackaged charcuterie, an expanded health and beauty department, and a large greeting card section. Additional in-store offerings include Mealtime To Go offerings, natural, organic and gluten-free items, and Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery services.
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