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EPA recognizes food retailers for green efforts

EPA recognizes food retailers for green efforts

WASHINGTON — Hy-Vee, Harris Teeter and Aldi are among the food retailers recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for “achievements in protecting the environment through noteworthy refrigerant management.” “We applaud the supermarket chains for their environmental leadership in minimizing refrigerant emissions and their adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies,” stated Anne Idsal, acting assistant administrator for

Joe Fresh joins the mix at Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has begun offering apparel and accessories under the Joe Fresh brand, marketed in Canada by Loblaw Cos. The assortments are available at selected stores in seven Midwest markets, and offerings vary by store. The assortments include Joe Fresh apparel, accessories, footwear and beauty products for women, men, children

Hy-Vee advocates for immediate DIR reform

Hy-Vee advocates for immediate DIR reform

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee on Friday expressed dismay that a new Medicare rule did not provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate senior citizens’ prescription drug costs. A proposal advanced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and supported by Hy-Vee was not included in the final rule published

Hy-Vee assimilates Weber & Judd

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee last month reopened the 10 pharmacies it acquired in February from Weber & Judd, marking the end of that company’s 157-year history of dispensing drugs to customers in and around Rochester, Minn. Nine of the locations were rechristened Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx; the 10th is now called Hy-Vee Pharmacy. “Combining

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee announced Monday that it has acquired the business of all Weber & Judd pharmacies in Minnesota. Weber & Judd has served the Rochester, Minnesota, area since 1862. “Weber & Judd has been an exemplary provider of pharmacy care for more than 150 years. Combining Weber & Judd with our Hy-Vee

FMI honors supermarket industry leaders

FMI honors supermarket industry leaders

 MIAMI — Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker, Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent, Heinen’s Grocery Stores’s Tom Heinen and IGA Inc.’s Mark Batenic were among the executives recognized Saturday when the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) gave out its leadership awards. The 2019 award recipients were honored for trading partner excellence, innovative business practices, service and statesmanship, according to FMI, which presented

Hy-Vee to host annual Veterans Day breakfast

Hy-Vee to host annual Veterans Day breakfast

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast on November 12 to recognize and thank veterans and active-duty military members for their service and provide them with a complimentary meal. Hy-Vee said it expects to serve more than 90,000 veterans, military members and their guests at more than 245

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