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Hy-Vee Acquires Six Shopko Pharmacies in Six Midwest Cities

February 8, 2019 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 8, 2019) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that it has acquired the business of six Shopko pharmacies in Forest City, Iowa; Toledo, Iowa; Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Emmetsburg, Iowa; St. Peter, Minnesota; and West Point, Nebraska. Shopko patient files will remain with each Shopko location until a transition plan is executed. The Shopko pharmacy in these six communities will soon become a Hy-Vee Pharmacy that will operate in the existing Shopko building, despite the news that Shopko is closing these locations.

“As we continue to grow our pharmacy business, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent experience to our customers,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman of the board, CEO and president. “We provide customized care for each person who walks through our door. Our pharmacy teams go above and beyond to provide numerous services to our patients so we can help them understand and assist with caring for their specific health care needs.”

In addition to traditional pharmacy services, Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations feature free prescription delivery, automated refill ordering, immunization services, free blood pressure checks and private medication consultations. Generic prescriptions are also available for as low as $4 for a 30-day supply or $10 for a 90-day supply. Hy-Vee pharmacies are also integrated into the free Hy-Vee mobile app for both iOS and Android devices for easy prescription management. 

All impacted Shopko pharmacy patients will receive a letter from their new Hy-Vee Pharmacy with additional details, including prescription transfer dates.

These six pharmacies are in addition to the 22 Shopko pharmacies’ business that Hy-Vee acquired in December 2018.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit