A Behind The Scenes Look At Hy-Vee


Tour state-of-the-art distribution facilities at one of the nation’s largest and most successful grocery chains. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at how groceries are received, stored and shipped throughout the Midwest.

You will see what it takes to operate a $5 billion company – from keeping semi trucks in good repair to processing computerized orders to printing thousands of signs and banners for stores.

See how bananas are ripened in special rooms, how ice is manufactured and bagged, and how it feels to work in an enormous freezer.

Health and beauty care items, non-food merchandise and pharmaceuticals are shipped from this facility.

Watch a multi-level “picking” system in action as orders are packaged for the stores.

To participate in this tour you must be able to walk one mile as that is about how much walking is involved to see all three warehouses.

Reservations are required for this tour. No tours are available from one week prior to Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Also, no tours leading up to the 4th of July.

A meeting room is available, as well as catering.