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Fareway Stores, Inc.
HeadquartersBoone, Iowa, U.S.
Number of locations
122 (2018)
Key people
P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Chairman of the Board
Reynolds W. Cramer, President & CEO
Craig A. Shepley, CFO
Number of employees

Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 122 grocery store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The chain is based in Boone, Iowa.

Fareway mainly provides service and food distribution in the Midwest. [1]

Fareway is a family-owned business, and a top 10 employer in Iowa, with over 11,000 employees in a five-state region. Fareway stores are closed on Sunday. Some stores open as early as 6:00 a.m. and some stay open as late as 11:00 p.m., but all are closed on Sundays and major holidays.

In 2018, hundreds of people were sickened by salmonella via chicken salad sold by the company.[2][3]

In December 2018, Fareway announced a new plan to help eligible full-time employees pay off their student loan debt. This benefit will give $100 a month with an upper limit of $5,000 total. This adds Fareway Stores Inc. to the roughly four percent of companies across the nation that offer employee benefits concerning student loan debt. [4]


  1. ^ "About Fareway Grocery Stores - Fresh Produce & Quality Meat at your Local Grocer - Fareway". www.fareway.com.
  2. ^ "Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states". 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "CDC ties tainted chicken salad to Iowan's death. State expert says salad may not be to blame". Des Moines Register.
  4. ^ "Fareway offers employees help paying off student loans". Des Moines Register.