For the first time in 92 years, Hy-Vee will close on this day

If you’ve listened to our morning show for a while, you know my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I enjoy sharing food with friends and family. I love the cool fall weather. I love eating leftovers while watching the third mediocre football game that night. It turns out that more and more retailers are also recognizing the importance of Thanksgiving. Many are closing their doors and letting their employees enjoy the holidays. This now includes the region’s largest grocery chain.

Yes, the mighty Hy-Vee has announced that it will close all of its outlets on Thanksgiving Day, according to KCRG. That is 285 stores closed on November 24. It will be the first time in company history that stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. KCRG reports that Hy-Vee CEO Jeremy Gosch said in a statement that the company can give back to employees by allowing them to focus on their own celebrations.

Thanksgiving Day is synonymous with gratitude. The past few years have been some of the toughest our employees have had and it’s our way of showing our appreciation for all they do every day to serve our customers. By closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day, we can give back to our employees by giving them time to focus on their own celebrations.

If you have Thanksgiving Day travel plans, don’t worry. KCRG reports that you will still be able to fill up at the pump at all Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh locations that day. If you ordered a Thanksgiving holiday meal from Hy-Vee, you can schedule pickup before Nov. 24 or curbside pickup at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. that day.

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