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Faribault Drug Store Sold to Hy-Vee

December 8, 2008 | News & Press Releases

West Des Moines, IA - Officials with Hy-Vee Inc. today announced the purchase of the prescription files and inventory from Boyes Pharmacy located at 301 Central Ave. in Faribault. The files will be moved to the Faribault Hy-Vee pharmacy effective Monday, Dec. 15.

Bill Boyes, the drug store's owner, said he's selling the pharmacy business because it is in the best interest of his family, work family and his patients during these shifting economic times. Boyes and all other drug store employees will continue working as part of the Hy-Vee family. "We're excited to join Hy-Vee and reap the benefits of working with a company that has a well-established support system behind the scenes we can rely on," said Boyes. "Our goal now is to help make the Faribault Hy-Vee pharmacy one of the best in the company."

Alan Shank, Faribault Hy-Vee store director, said he's dedicated to making sure Boyes' customers continue to receive the impeccable service they've become accustomed to. "Customers will see the same familiar faces behind the counter and receive the same personal care they expect," Shank said. Customers will also receive additional benefits like an extensive low-cost generic drug program. "The ultimate goal is make sure new customers and those who have been with us for years get their medication as easily as possible and get feeling better sooner," said Shank.

Hy-Vee has expanded its generic drug program to include a 90-day supply of medicine for $10. The pharmacy also offers a 30-day supply of 400 generic drugs at a cost of $4 per prescription. The generic supply list includes antibiotics and drugs that treat ailments such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol and digestive issues. For a complete list of generic drugs, click here.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 224 retail stores in seven Midwestern states. For 2007 the company recorded total sales of $5.6 billion, ranking it among the top 30 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.