Hy-Vee announced that it's investing $90 million in remodeling at least 12 stores in the Kansas City metro — six in Missouri and six in Kansas. Work on those locations either has started or will start soon. Several other area locations will be remodeled starting in 2020.

“Hy-Vee has a proud history in the Kansas City metro area, opening our first store in Overland Park in 1988,” says Jeremy Gosch, executive vice president, co-chief operating officer and chief retail officer for Hy-Vee. “Thirty-one years later, we have 24 stores serving Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan and are excited to make this nearly $90 million investment in an area that has been a great home to Hy-Vee.”

The scope of the renovation and department updates will vary by location; however, general renovations include new foodservice options such as Mia Pizza, Hibachi and sushi islands, Basin and beauty department expansions, relocation and upgrade of existing in-store Starbucks locations, HealthMarket expansions, new floral departments, gifting departments, the addition of Joe Fresh clothing, self-checkout lanes and the rebranding of existing Hy-Vee Gas locations to Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express locations.

Included in the company’s $90 million investment is Hy-Vee’s Kansas City Fulfillment Center that will open later this fall to serve the area’s Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery pickup and delivery customers.