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Hy-Vee

New format launched by Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc., a leader in making its stores a true health and wellness destination, has opened its first HealthMarket here, a concept store envisioned as a one-stop shop for health-conscious ­shoppers. The 15,700-square-foot store combines several of the initiatives and partnerships Hy-Vee has undertaken in recent years to spur growth

Hy-Vee stocked with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

Hy-Vee stocked with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that the flu vaccine is available at its more than 250 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and

Hy-Vee ranks high in seafood sustainability

Hy-Vee ranks high in seafood sustainability

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. ranked No. 2 out of the 22 largest supermarket chains in the U.S. for its sustainability efforts, according to the recently released Greenpeace’s 2018 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report. Since 2008, Greenpeace has evaluated and ranked supermarkets based on their efforts to protect both the oceans and

Hy-Vee opens its first Wahlburgers restaurant

Hy-Vee opens its first Wahlburgers restaurant

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Wahlberg brothers — actors Donnie and Mark, and chef Paul — were on hand at the Mall of America here on Thursday for the grand opening of their newest Wahlburgers restaurant, which is the first to feature Hy-Vee Inc. as its franchisee. The chance to see the famous brothers, who appeared

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards last week in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Honored as MMR Merchant of the Year was Albertsons Cos. executive vice president and chief marketing and merchanding officer Shane

Jeremy Gosch, executive vice president, strategy, chief merchandising officer, Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeremy Gosch, executive vice president of strategy and chief merchandising officer at Hy-Vee, has been at the center of three major initiatives that the company has introduced over the past year to ensure that the retailer remains relevant in the lives of its customers. Hy-Vee’s rollout of an apparel line,

Donna Tweeten, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has one of the oldest — if not the oldest — taglines or jingles ever deployed by a U.S. company to insinuate itself into the hearts and minds of shoppers. The grocer has been using “A helpful smile in every aisle” for a half century — it’s possible that

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bartell Drugs, Quality Food Centers (QFC), Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are participating in National Association of Chain Drug Stores projects to demonstrate value-based payment models for pharmacy-administered immunizations. NACDS said that the three projects aim to develop and implement a scalable, replicable model for value-based payments that improves vaccination rates for a

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has named Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy/Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, as vice president of pharmacy innovation/business development at Hy-Vee. The food and drug retailer said late Thursday that Agostino will start in the newly created position in the coming weeks. In that role, he will work with Hy-Vee’s