Hy-Vee Acquires Four QuikTrip Stores

The Iowa chain will convert the Des Moines area QT locations to its Fast & Fresh Express format. 

February 21, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa—Hy-Vee Inc., has acquired four QuikTrip convenience store locations in the Des Moines metro area that will re-open under the Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express brand on March 20.

In the coming days, all four locations will begin renovations. The locations include:

  • 11925 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa
  • 9915 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, Iowa
  • 5169 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 
  • 7220 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights, Iowa

Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express will have traditional convenience store offerings, as well as a variety of meal and snack options, including a fresh food express counter that will serve both breakfast and burgers, Nori Sushi, healthy home meal choices, Hy-Vee Short Cuts grab-and-go fruits and vegetables, fresh fried donuts, bakery options and other food choices for busy customers. Each location will also have a wine and spirits section.

“We are constantly reviewing all the stores that we have in all markets, and there are some throughout the course of years that just no longer fit our model, our expectations,” QuikTrip spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh told The Des Moines Register.

Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president for strategic industry initiatives, told the Register that c-store competition in central Iowa can be fierce. “I think Des Moines is arguably the most competitive spot in the country for convenience stores,” Lenard said.

NACS featured Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh in an Ideas 2 Go video that debuted at the 2020 NACS Show.