On Feb. 8, 2019 Hy-Vee announced it had acquired six Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. The current acquisition is an addition to the 22 Shopko pharmacy stores the company acquired in December 2018.
“As we continue to grow our pharmacy business, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent experience to our customers,” said Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “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,” Edeker said.
Shopko patient files will remain with each Shopko location till the company executes a transition plan. Shopko pharmacies in Iowa’s The Forest City, Toledo, Mt. Ayr, Emmetsburg, St. Peter, Minnesota and West Point Nebraska will be rebranded as Hy-Vee Pharmacy and operate in their current locations.
Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations feature free prescription delivery, automated refill ordering, immunization services, free blood pressure checks, private medication consultations and generic prescriptions. Hy-Vee pharmacies are integrated with the Hy-Vee mobile app.