PLATTSMOUTH — More than 2,500 Hy-Vee, Inc. employees will be honored this month for their years of providing helpful smiles and dedication to the company.

Each year, employees from across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region gather together at a series of Service Award celebrations, which recognizes employees’ career milestones in five-year increments, from five to 45 years and beyond.

These festivities have been a Hy-Vee tradition for more than 50 years. Attendees receive gifts and personal congratulations from top company executives, including Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO and President Randy Edeker.

Plattsmouth Hy-Vee has five Hy-Vee Service Award recipients this year. Those reaching service milestones are:

Dave Meister, 10 years

Shui Yip, 10 years

Abram Patterson, 5 years

Donna Gilbert, 5 years

Eric Fountain, 5 years

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit


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