Hy-Vee closing Thanksgiving day, first time in company’s history

“By closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day, we can give back to our employees by providing them time to focus on their own celebrations.”

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- More than 285 Hy-Vee locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. According to a press release, they are closing so that the company’s more than 80,000 employees across its eight-state region can enjoy the holiday with their friends and family.

The company says this is the first time in Hy-Vee’s 92-year history that its stores will close on Thanksgiving. 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. The press release also says customers will still be able to pay at the pump for fuel at all Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations on Thanksgiving Day.

“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.”

The company says 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 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.

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