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Big store, lots of selections, prices higher than some of the competition. Produce tends to be of higher quality than lower-priced competitors. Also, more employees on the floor to assist customers though their bragging during their broadcast commercials with the squeeky-voiced gal singing; "Where there's a friendly smile on every aisle" is an exageration. But, that's okay. That jingle allows me the cheap thrill of complaining to the manager that I had just traversed an aisle with nary a friendly smile to be seen. Doing this seems to addle those managers as they stand there with a confused look as I amble off.

This particular Hy-Vee has a well-stocked delicatessan and cooking facilities. There is a large sit-down dining area where you can eat their fare. They also have an all-you-can-eat system where you can pay less just for the well-stocked salad/soup bar or go whole hog and have the Italian/Chinese/American hot and cold food offerings for a couple bucks more. Pretty good stuff and lots of it.

There's also a Starbucks inside for those wanting/needing a caffein jolt.

Hy-Vee has a gas station on the premisis though it IS outside a couple hundred feet away from the main store. Take your receipt and you get three-cents off per gallon and certain items bought give you five-cents per gallon off. Unsure if those five-cent items can bring the gas price down to a competitive level. I find gas elsewhere for quite a bit less and the five-cent-off-per-gallon items tend to be for stuff i don't use.

Though prices are on the high side the place is clean, well-stocked, has plenty of hired help to assist you and has those perks such as eating facilities.

The clientele appears to be higher up the socio-economic ladder. Poor folks such as I tend to mosey down the street to the Super Wal-Mart with overall lower prices albeit the quality of the meat and produce at Wal-Mart is generally inferior to Hy-Vee's offerings.

I typically go to this Hy-Vee just for the dining area. They cook a good breakfast and the all-you-can-eat deal fills the tummy. Since I am there I tend to go ahead and buy a few items to save an extra trip to Wal-Mart. But, when I need to buy a large number of items I go elsewhere to buy.

Unlike the Wal-Mart down the street, at this Hy-Vee I get to watch the paranoid lemming-like fearmongers using the anticeptic towellettes Hy-Vee provides so the customers can wipe off the handle of the shopping cart. Almost every shopper here goes through the routine. It shouldn't be a surprise that lower-class blue collar folk tend to shop elsewhere and the Yuppie upper-crust types tend to patronize Hy-Vee. Not that this is a bad thing....a down-to-earth chap such as I can have great fun while shopping at Hy-Vee, singing semi-bawdry tunes as I roam the aisles.

PROS: Lots of offerings, you could live in the place if they let you
CONS: High prices compared to some other, but not all, grocery stores

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★★★★☆

Big store, lots of selections, prices higher than some of the competition. Produce tends to be of higher quality than lower-priced competitors. Also, more employees on the floor to assist customers though their bragging during their broadcast commercials with the squeeky-voiced gal singing; "Where there's a friendly smile on every aisle" is an exageration. But, that's okay. That jingle allows me the cheap thrill of complaining to the manager that I had just traversed an aisle with nary a friendly smile to be seen. Doing this seems to addle those managers as they stand there with a confused look as I amble off.

This particular Hy-Vee has a well-stocked delicatessan and cooking facilities. There is a large sit-down dining area where you can eat their fare. They also have an all-you-can-eat system where you can pay less just for the well-stocked salad/soup bar or go whole hog and have the Italian/Chinese/American hot and cold food offerings for a couple bucks more. Pretty good stuff and lots of it.

There's also a Starbucks inside for those wanting/needing a caffein jolt.

Hy-Vee has a gas station on the premisis though it IS outside a couple hundred feet away from the main store. Take your receipt and you get three-cents off per gallon and certain items bought give you five-cents per gallon off. Unsure if those five-cent items can bring the gas price down to a competitive level. I find gas elsewhere for quite a bit less and the five-cent-off-per-gallon items tend to be for stuff i don't use.

Though prices are on the high side the place is clean, well-stocked, has plenty of hired help to assist you and has those perks such as eating facilities.

The clientele appears to be higher up the socio-economic ladder. Poor folks such as I tend to mosey down the street to the Super Wal-Mart with overall lower prices albeit the quality of the meat and produce at Wal-Mart is generally inferior to Hy-Vee's offerings.

I typically go to this Hy-Vee just for the dining area. They cook a good breakfast and the all-you-can-eat deal fills the tummy. Since I am there I tend to go ahead and buy a few items to save an extra trip to Wal-Mart. But, when I need to buy a large number of items I go elsewhere to buy.

Unlike the Wal-Mart down the street, at this Hy-Vee I get to watch the paranoid lemming-like fearmongers using the anticeptic towellettes Hy-Vee provides so the customers can wipe off the handle of the shopping cart. Almost every shopper here goes through the routine. It shouldn't be a surprise that lower-class blue collar folk tend to shop elsewhere and the Yuppie upper-crust types tend to patronize Hy-Vee. Not that this is a bad thing....a down-to-earth chap such as I can have great fun while shopping at Hy-Vee, singing semi-bawdry tunes as I roam the aisles.

PROS: Lots of offerings, you could live in the place if they let you
CONS: High prices compared to some other, but not all, grocery stores

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