Here’s why you might see more security at local Hy-Vee stores in 2022

Hy-Vee grocery stores across the Kansas City metro may soon have new security teams in stores. The company says the new security teams will be used to "diffuse situations" and keep employees and customers safe. Above, a scene from a new video released by Hy-Vee showing examples of security teams in stores. Image via Hy-Vee.

When walking around your local Hy-Vee, something might seem a bit different after the start of the new year.

The Iowa-based grocery store chain announced Wednesday that it plans to introduce a new “Hy-Vee Retail Security” team in stores across its eight-state region, including in the Kansas City region.