In the latest installment in our Video Forum series, Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc., talks about the food/drug combination store operator’s response to the unprecedented challenges of recent months, the need to take care of customers and staffers, and retailing in an omnichannel world.
MINNEAPOLIS — Beginning Friday, all Hy-Vee locations in the Twin Cities will hold a donation campaign and “Stuff-A-Truck” event to help provide essential supplies to local nonprofit organizations amid the area’s recent unrest. The effort is part of Hy-Vee’s companywide commitment to supporting racial unity and equality. Today through Sunday, June 21, Hy-Vee customers can
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. As coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of Americans, Hy-Vee has taken a number of actions to best protect the health and safety of our customers, employees and communities. One of the very first steps
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. said Wednesday it is giving all the workers in its stores a 10% “front line employee appreciation bonus” for the hours they work from March 16 to April 12. Hy-Vee said the bonuses represent a $10 million commitment to employees and will be paid out on April 17.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. is taking additional steps to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Beginning Friday, customers will no longer be allowed to bring in reusable bags. The ban, which will be in place until further notice, is intended to helping prevent the spread of the virus, since it not
PHOENIX — The Food Industry Association (FMI) has appointed its 2020 board of directors, which includes product suppliers and Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc., as the new term chairman. “Now, under Randy Edeker’s leadership, we will lead with a renewed focus in this expanded food marketplace,” said FMI president
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has promoted Jay Marshall to the new role of vice chairman, and Darren Baty to the key post of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. The promotions are among a series of executive moves at the grocery chain, which operates more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern
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
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
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired the prescription files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Shopko patient files will merge into existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the 17 cities where the acquisitions have taken place. “As we continue to grow our pharmacy business, we pride
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
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. announced Tuesday that its first Wahlburgers restaurant franchise location will open this summer at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The 5,500-square-foot Wahlburgers outlet will be located on Level 2 of the giant mall, which is located just outside Minneapolis and is billed as the largest shopping and