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Hy-Vee names new CEO

Hy-Vee has appointed a new CEO.

Hy-Vee has tapped a longtime company veteran as its next chief executive.

The Midwest grocer said that Aaron Wiese, currently vice chairman and president of Hy-Vee Supply Chain and Subsidiaries, will take the reins as CEO on Oct. 1. He succeeds 40-years-plus company veteran Randy Edeker, who has served as CEO and chairman since 2012, and who will remain as chairman.

Wiese joined Hy-Vee in 1993 and, after graduation, served in various operations roles. In 2012, he joined Hy-Vee’s executive team as director of real estate strategic planning, and then went on to hold other leadership roles.

He was promoted to his current position in December 2021. Prior to that, he served as president of digital growth and co-COO.

Jeremy Gosch will continue as president and COO of Hy-Vee, overseeing retail operations. He was promoted to the role in December 2021.

“Both Aaron and Jeremy have been trusted leaders of our executive team for many years, and I am thankful for the leadership they continue to provide our great company,” Edeker said in a statement. “With this announcement, I can continue to focus on Hy-Vee’s strategy and evolution in today’s changing environment, while Jeremy can focus on overseeing our stores and Aaron can focus on the day-to-day operations of the overall company.”

Hy-Vee operates more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states, including Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, with sales of more than $12 billion annually. The company has announced plans to grow beyond its Midwest base.

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