Hy-Vee Names New CEO

Aaron Wiese is set to take over CEO duties from Randy Edeker in October.  Edeker plans to assume a broader role with the grocery chain as he will stay on and serve as Board Chair.  Weise has been with Hy-Vee since 1993 working at a store as a student.  He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and has served the company in various roles including at present, where he serves as Vice-Chairman of Hy-Vee, Inc.  The move comes as Hy-Vee expands from a regional grocer to a national one.  In December, Hy-Vee expanded into Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.  The plan calls for an additional 20 stores in those markets.  In December, the company opened a new subsidiary, RedBox RX, which will provide telehealth services and prescriptions directly to patients throughout the country.  Today, Hy-Vee is the largest employer in the state of Iowa and has more than 93,000 employees across the Midwest.