Hy-Vee to Merge Food and Drug Stores in Cherokee

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3/20/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHEROKEE, IA – Officials with Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that the Hy-Vee Drugstore in Cherokee will merge with the company’s Hy-Vee supermarket, effective April 29.

Tim Stupka, Assistant Vice President, Operations for Hy-Vee’s Northwest District, said the move will allow Hy-Vee to provide better service and expanded hours for pharmacy customers in Cherokee.

“Having all our pharmacists together at the same location creates a more efficient operation and enables us to add Sunday hours, a service customers have requested,” Stupka said.

He noted that all Hy-Vee Drugstore employees will transfer to Hy-Vee or to the store’s clinic pharmacy in Marcus, which will remain open. When the merger takes effect on Monday, April 29, the new Hy-Vee pharmacy hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 233 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2012 the company recorded total sales of $7.7 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

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