Hy-Vee seeking new local brands to feature in stores

Hy-Vee Inc. will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in March to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since the Best of Local Brands summits began in early 2021, more than 125 new brands have been selected and are available to Hy-Vee customers.

The summit will consist of 15- to 30-minute virtual presentations from selected suppliers and will take place Wednesday, March 1.

Hy-Vee will accept submissions for its Best of Local Brands Summit online starting Monday, Jan. 9 at rangeme.com/hyveebestoflocal23q1 in the following categories of retail-ready products: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care. Submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 23.