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Randy Edeker

Video Forum: Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee

Video Forum: Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee

  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.

Hy-Vee’s Twin Cities stores giving back to community

Hy-Vee’s Twin Cities stores giving back to community

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

Edeker becomes FMI chairman

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

Hy-Vee promotes Marshall, Baty to new roles

Hy-Vee promotes Marshall, Baty to new roles

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

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

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 acquires Shopko script files

Hy-Vee acquires Shopko script files

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

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