Hy-Vee vs Fareway - Sunday Commercials

Gunnerclone

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Shopped at Kroger’s in mid to late ‘80’s when I lived further east. They were not as nice as Hy-Vee of the 1980’s but a better grocery than Hy-Vee is now. Not sure if current Kroger’s has soap bombs, sporting goods, shoes, medical clinics, and Marky Mark or just groceries.

There are different “levels” of Kroger. I label them:

Mini Kroger - in deep urban areas
Regular Kroger - suburbs/outer urban areas
Kroger Marketplace - it’s like a Super Target. Clothes, games, expanded cosmetics, etc on one side, then a “regular Kroger on the other plus a fancy cheese station, upgraded bakery.
 

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I don't know about other companies in the metro but I've seen at least 3 Hy-Vee IT employees get hired at Principal in the last two weeks. From hearing about their workload at HV, this may be the best thing that ever happened to them.
 
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Cyinthenorth

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If Hy-Vee really does sell out, it will be the tipping point for me. I will shop for groceries only at Fareway and Aldi. I also have a coupe of Piggly Wiggly's within a 20 minute drive. Walmart if I get desperate. Couple of decent liquor stores right across the river too.
 

jcisuclones

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In comparison I believe hyvee offers employees a 10% discount on all purchases, not just hyvee brands.
Maybe that depends on the store, or is a new perk. When I worked there before I went off to college, they gave us a card that we could use at that specific store only for 10% off groceries between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

NotJustMagic

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Hy-Vee offers 10% off all the time and, at least once a month, has a weekend that is 20% off. This weekend for Mothers Day is one of those weekends.
 

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You all should see the discount Scheels gives employees. Incredible. Probably the best in any retail store of any kind.
 
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Trice

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You all should see the discount Scheels gives employees. Incredible. Probably the best in any retail store of any kind.

Is it a secret society where you have to hint at the discount instead of just telling us what it is?
 
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