Hy-Vee is buying Indiana grocery store chain

WEST DES MOINES — The West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee grocery store chain is acquiring a chain in Indiana.

Hy-Vee announced it is in the process of acquiring the Strack & Van Til Food Markets which has 22 stores throughout northwest Indiana. The company says Strack & Van Til has approximately 2,800 employees and will maintain its name and operate as a subsidiary under Hy-Vee.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in May and will bring Hy-Vee to 75,000 employees at more than 550 retail operations, which include grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, restaurants and convenience stores.