Midwest retailer Hy-Vee is gearing up to take on the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, market in a big way.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Hy-Vee is on track to have 12 locations in the metro by the end of the year. 

The Iowa-based retailer first entered the city's market in 2015 and quickly added eight more locations. 

The report also notes that Hy-Vee is in talks to begin work on an 85,000-square-foot location in Blaine, a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and has expressed interest in sites in Maple Grove and Farmington.