WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Hy-Vee is spreading its wings beyond its Midwestern base. 

The retailer plans to build stores in four states where it currently has none — Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky — and to build its third distribution center in Nashville, Tenn., according to a story in the Des Moines Register. 

Hy-Vee expects to open more than 20 new stores in the next four years. 

According to the story, Hy-Vee intends to open Tennessee stores in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, as well as stores in Huntsville, Ala.; Louisville, Ken.; and Indianapolis.