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Hy-Vee brings back employee discount program

The news comes almost three months after the grocery store chain suspended the program.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is introducing a new employee discount program, according to a statement from a Hy-Vee representative.  

The discount, which went into effect Wednesday, gives all Hy-Vee employees 10% off groceries and food service.

"We made a commitment to our employees to provide them a stronger and secure benefit, and we followed through on that commitment," said Hy-Vee spokesperson Nora Aigner-Davis in a statement to Local 5. "This is just one of the many benefits we offer our employees which also include: 

  • Weekly pay as a faster, more convenient way to receive a paycheck
  • Mental health assistance
  • A 401(k) plan with a matching contribution
  • Holiday pay for retail employees
  • Part-time insurance with an employer contribution based on eligibility
  • Career development opportunities through Hy-Vee University
  • Tuition assistance
  • Childcare assistance".

The news comes almost three months after the grocery store chain suspended the program, claiming that multiple employees were abusing the discount. 

At the time, Hy-Vee representatives told Local 5 they were hoping to relaunch the discount by mid-April. 

While the company's website no longer lists details for the old employee discount program, an archived version of the page (August 2022) says employees received:

  • 10% off on Hy-Vee purchases
  • 20% off on dine-in orders at Wahlburgers and Market Grille
  • A free Hy-Vee Plus membership

In addition, the old discount also allowed for employees to share their discount with one guest who lived at the same address. 

Hy-Vee is Iowa's largest private employer, clocking in at 88,000 employees, according to Zippia

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