WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee, which has 280 stores in seven states, is marching next into Indiana. Hy-Vee has bought Strack & Van Til, which has 22 stores in northwest Indiana. Terms of the deal were not announced. In a bow to Strack & Van Til as an iconic regional brand name, Hy-Vee said the stores will retain their name and the cachet that goes with it. They will be a corporate subsidiary. Hy-Vee already uses a subsidiary model for many of its acquisitions. These include Midwest Heritage, Perishable Distributors, D&D Foods, Amber Specialty Pharmacy, Vivid Clear Rx, and Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits. In all, Hy-Vee has 550 outlets under various brand names. Among Hy-Vee brand grocery locations: Eau Claire, LaCrosse, Rochester and Winona.

Big name. In northwest Indiana grocery business.