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Fareway Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Iowa Store


Fareway Stores hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony March 1 for a new store at 9080 Mills Civic Pkwy. in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

The 21,00-square-foot-store provides a full-service butcher counter, a large grocery selection with fresh-cut produce and locally sourced items, in addition to a variety of craft beer, fine wines and top-shelf spirits. The store features Fastlanes, a self-service checkout option, as well as online ordering with curbside pickup. 

Customers can save on their first online orders by using the code, “WDMFIVE,” to receive a $5 discount through March 31.

“This is the first of three metro area stores opening this year and we are excited to continue our growth in conjunction with West Des Moines, as it continues to expand,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, CEO. “We are so appreciative of both local and state officials who made this project possible and look forward to serving area residents as their go-to neighborhood grocery store.”

The store will be managed by Tom Bastron, grocery manager, and Taylor Seawel, market manager. It is open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

“Fareway is a great Iowa company that is helping communities large and small become better places to live, one store at a time,” said Debi Durham, executive director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority.

Katherine Harrington, president and CEO of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, said, “We are thrilled to celebrate Fareway’s growth and expansion in West Des Moines. As we continue our efforts to make West Des Moines the best city to live, work and play, Fareway’s new store will play a key role in that mission.”

Fareway Stores is a Midwest grocery company, operating 134 stores in a seven-state region. Fareway’s stores feature full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce and customer delivery. Fareway is a family-owned business, has been recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa and has more than 12,000 employees.

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