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Hy-Vee has purchased four former QuikTrip locations in metro Des Moines and will reopen them as convenience stores.
Fast & Fresh Express "is more of a convenience store size … but then our offerings inside are convenience store-plus," Hy-Vee spokesperson Christina Gayman said. Read more »

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Kansas City-area grocer Price Chopper Enterprises plans new stores and remodels this year under a $54 million-plus capital expenditures program. Price Chopper said this week that preliminary projects include ... Read more »


After years of study and decades of debate, the fate of Iowa’s bottle deposit law is still being discussed by lawmakers. Two vastly different bottle bills were passed by subcommittees in the Iowa Legislature this week. One bill would ... Read more »

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Kwik Star is expanding its footprint in North Iowa — and Cerro Gordo County. The second Kwik Star gas station and convenience store in Clear Lake is scheduled to open in July. Read more »


Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.announced today an agreement has been reached with Dean Foods for the farmer-owned Cooperative to become the stalking horse bidder to acquire a substantial portion of Dean's assets and business ... Read more »


As part of its commitment to building stronger communities, the SpartanNash Foundation invites store guests to take part in its companywide fundraising effort in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Read more »


A proposal to expand the four-decade-old bottle bill and double the handling fee on redeemed bottles and cans got mixed reviews in a Senate Commerce subcommittee. SSB 3109 also could lead to the eventual repeal ... Read more »


Fareway and Dole are partnering for their second annual Learning Garden contest.
This program is not only to teach kids how to grow their own food but to expose them to a healthier lifestyle. The goal of the garden is to enhance a teacher’s curriculum ... Read more »


Supermarket pharmacies continue to expand their health services beyond prescription drugs as well as make pharmacy care more accessible ... Read more »