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Hy-Vee advocates for fast DIR reform

Hy-Vee advocates for fast 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 on

Hy-Vee to support The Great American Milk Drive throughout March

Hy-Vee to support The Great American Milk Drive throughout March

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee recently announced its commitment to delivering much-needed milk to local food banks in its eight-state region by partnering with The Great American Milk Drive throughout the month of March. This is the third consecutive year of the companywide partnership. During the monthlong campaign, every Hy-Vee store will offer customers

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee announced Monday that it has acquired the business of all Weber & Judd pharmacies in Minnesota. Weber & Judd has served the Rochester, Minnesota, area since 1862. “Weber & Judd has been an exemplary provider of pharmacy care for more than 150 years. Combining Weber & Judd with our Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee celebrates National Family Meals Month

Hy-Vee celebrates National Family Meals Month

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — This September, Hy-Vee, Inc. is celebrating National Family Meals Month by providing families with tips and tools to make mealtime more manageable. “Many families have very busy schedules, but they also want to eat and be together,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “This month, we

Hy-Vee opens first HealthMarket location

Hy-Vee opens first HealthMarket location

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has opened its first HealthMarket here, a concept store envisioned as a one-stop shop for consumers looking to lead a healthy, more natural lifestyle. The 15,700-square-foot store combines several of the initiatives and partnerships Hy-Vee has undertaken in recent years to spur growth and keep current in a

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

BOSTON — Hy-Vee Inc. was honored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for its engagement in the NACDS Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC). During the Political Involvement Reception at the Total Store Expo on Saturday evening, Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Randy Edeker — who was NACDS chairman from April 2015 to April 2016 —

NACDS works to be part of the solution

NACDS works to be part of the solution

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. health care system is not functioning in a sustainable way, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Martin Otto said at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. Costs are too high and are rising fast, while outcomes are disappointing. “There are a number of structural issues in

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores wrapped up the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting yesterday with H-E-B’s Martin Otto giving his first remarks as the new NACDS chairman. Speaking during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, Otto reinforced key NACDS priorities, including creating a “retailer-supplier marketplace,” advocating on behalf of the retail pharmacy industry, and

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores officially passed the chairman’s gavel to Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Serving for the 2016-17 term, Martin takes over the NACDS chairman’s post from Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. On

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores elected a new chairman this weekend at the NACDS Annual Meeting here. Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at food and drug retailer H-E-B, will serve as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Randy Edeker, chairman, chief executive

On RxImpact Day, Congress gets powerful message

On RxImpact Day, Congress gets powerful message

WASHINGTON — At a time when the American political system and legislative process are, more often than not, characterized by gridlock, and the ongoing presidential campaign is riddled with examples of what are seemingly new lows in civilized discourse and rational debate, it’s refreshing to see moments when our democracy functions properly. One day last

Anderson named top trade association CEO

WASHINGTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson has been selected as the 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year by an independent panel of association leadership experts. Anderson is only the third CEO to receive this award, which is presented by CEO Update ­magazine. Previous honorees were

Anderson named trade group CEO of the year

Anderson named trade group CEO of the year

WASHINGTON — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been honored as the 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year by an independent panel of association leadership experts. NACDS said Monday that Anderson is just the third CEO to receive the award, which is presented by

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. They shouldn’t lose sight, however, of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain