Hy-Vee announces the retirement of its Vice Chairman, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer Andy McCann

As Hy-Vee Says Goodbye to Longtime Leader, Top Executive Is Named to New Role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. is recognizing the retirement of its Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy McCann, following 41 years of service, and the promotion of another top executive, Sheila Laing, to a new leadership role.

“I could not be more thankful to Andy for the contribution he has made to our great company. He has been a strong leader in virtually every aspect of our organization because of his hard work and dedication,” said Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Hy-Vee.

McCann started with Hy-Vee in 1976 at the Park Avenue Hy-Vee in Des Moines as a part-time clerk. He worked through the ranks and was promoted to second assistant manager at the Marshalltown, Iowa, Hy-Vee in 1983. In 1985, he was promoted to assistant manager at the Williamsburg Hy-Vee in Lincoln, Nebraska, opening what was at the time the largest store in the company. McCann received his first store director assignment in 1989 at the Fort Street Hy-Vee in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City, Iowa, and finally at the Hy-Vee on Agency in Burlington, Iowa.

In 1996, McCann was once again promoted, this time to director of operations, and then to assistant vice president of operations over the northeast region. In 1997 and 2010, McCann served one-year terms on Hy-Vee’s Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame when he was honored in 1999 as the company’s Director of the Year.

In 2001, McCann was promoted to assistant vice president of Hy-Vee, Inc. and president of Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI). In 2009, he was promoted to vice president of Hy-Vee, Inc. and president of PDI. He then was promoted to senior vice president of retail health in 2011 – a position he held through 2012 at which time he was selected as senior vice president of store development. In 2013, he was promoted to executive vice president and chief health officer. He also was elected to the executive committee and became a permanent member of the board of directors. In 2014, McCann’s role was expanded to executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief health officer. He had the distinction of being named Hy-Vee’s first-ever vice chairman in June 2015.

With McCann’s retirement, Hy-Vee is pleased to announce that Sheila Laing will assume the role of executive vice president, chief administrative officer. She currently serves as Hy-Vee’s executive vice president, health, wellness and chief human resources officer.

Laing began her Hy-Vee career in 1987 as a part-time checker/stocker at the Dodge Street Hy-Vee in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1988, she moved to the West Kimberly Road Hy-Vee in Davenport, Iowa, as a full-time cheese island clerk and later that year moved to the 95th St. Hy-Vee in Overland Park, Kansas, as a meat clerk. In 1989, she was promoted to meat and cheese manager at the Raytown, Missouri, Hy-Vee and later that year was promoted to shift manager at the Brookings, South Dakota, Hy-Vee. Laing’s next move took her to the Chariton Distribution Center where she served as human resources manager of distribution in 1996. She was promoted to director of human resources in 1997 and named assistant vice president of human resources for the Chariton facility in 1999. In 2005, Laing was named assistant vice president of employee benefits.

Laing’s career was accented by her election to the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame when she received the company’s Community Involvement Award in 2003. In 2009, Laing was elected vice president of human resources for Hy-Vee which included overseeing the company’s benefit plan and recruiting as well as all human resource functions. She was promoted to senior vice president of retail health in 2013, then in 2014 her role was expanded to senior vice president, chief customer officer, followed by a promotion to executive vice president in 2015.

Laing is a graduate of Cascade High School and has a bachelor of arts degree in history and math from

Loras College. She has her HR law accreditation from Drake University and is a certified Senior Professional in

Human Resources (SPHR).

###

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

SOURCE: Hy-Vee Inc.

Media Inquiries

Contact our communications department by phone at (515) 559-5770

Hy-Vee helps kids and families stay active this summer with its newly launched Hy-Vee KidsFit website

Free, at-home program promotes health, exercise and nutrition for children and families.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2015-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even though school is out and kids no longer have their routine physical education classes, parents can keep them active this summer with the newly launched Hy-Vee KidsFit website. Hy-Vee, Inc. designed this free, online program to help kids and families make health, exercise and nutrition priorities in their everyday lives.

Hy-Vee KidsFit is an interactive health and wellness website for children, teens and families that offers a free, online personal trainer. The workouts and activities featured on KidsFit require no equipment or gym memberships, making it accessible to children and teens of all skill levels. The website — www.hy-veekidsfit.com — also features fun workout videos, nutrition blogs written by Hy-Vee dietitians and health lessons.

“At Hy-Vee, we want to make it easier for kids and families to make healthier choices. With its easy, fun format, Hy-Vee KidsFit inspires families to establish good fitness and nutritional habits in their daily lives,” said Andy McCann, executive vice president and chief health officer at Hy-Vee.

“We know that not every child has the access or interest to play organized sports. We hope a broad range of kids can use the free KidsFit tools to stay active and healthy. Even children who participate in sports can benefit from having equipment-free workouts and tutorials on their computers or phones,” McCann added.

The program was developed by certified personal trainer Daira Driftmier, who also serves as the online fitness coach on KidsFit.

“I am excited to help children and families learn more about health, exercise and nutrition,” Driftmier said. “My goal is to inspire the next generation to commit to making healthy choices. I want kids to see that fitness is fun and show them how to make it part of their daily routine so they can be healthy for life.”

As part of KidsFit, children ages 7–17 and their families can sign up for the 5-Week Challenge, which provides kids with a structure to take control of their personal health and fitness. Participants will earn virtual trophies and badges to help monitor their progress during the 5-Week Challenge, and they will be encouraged to stick to their goals through Driftmier’s videos.

Hy-Vee KidsFit was recently introduced at the Exercising Your Character event in Des Moines, Iowa, which teaches fourth- and fifth-grade students about physical fitness, goal setting and character development. To celebrate the announcement, more than 7,300 children from 82 Iowa schools attempted to break the Guinness World Record for most individuals performing jumping jacks simultaneously.

For more information, visit www.hy-veekidsfit.com, or follow Hy-Vee KidsFit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hyveekidsfit.

###

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 235 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $8.7 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

Hy-Vee: Triathlon events discontinued; Exciting new event series to be announced by mid-March

Company developing exciting new event series to be announced by mid-March

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee announced today it is discontinuing the Hy-Vee Triathlon events, which included timed competitions for elite athletes, amateurs and kids. The company will shift its efforts to create a new event series promoting health and wellness in children. The new series will be aimed at increasing accessibility to children at all fitness levels with a focus on non-competitive participation and helping others. Final details of the new series are still in the planning stages, but Hy-Vee officials anticipate a formal announcement by mid-March.

“We are extremely proud to have put a spotlight on the sport of triathlon, through the world-class Hy-Vee Triathlon,” said Andy McCann, executive vice president and chief health officer of Hy-Vee. “These events will continue to hold a special place in the history of our company, and we thank those athletes and volunteers who allowed us to be successful for so many years.”

The Des Moines-based Hy-Vee Triathlon began in 2007 as part of the supermarket chain’s long-term focus on customer and employee health. Throughout its tenure, the event has seen tens of thousands of athletes and spectators, ranging from community members and employees to world-class athletes, and has raised more than $750,000 for charity.

“It has been an honor to watch the Hy-Vee Triathlon grow into a world-class event, introducing new athletes, spectators and our customers to the sport,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “We remain committed to the sport of triathlon, and to providing opportunities for health and wellness — both in and out of our aisles. I am excited about this new event series and what we’ll be able to accomplish with the help of our customers and communities in this next chapter.”

Hunter Kemper, a four-time Olympic triathlete who won last year’s Hy-Vee Triathlon 5150 Elite Cup race, said he is excited to see Hy-Vee continue its focus on making the sport of triathlon accessible to children of all skill levels.

“Winning the Hy-Vee Triathlon in 2014 was a highlight in my career, and I want to thank Hy-Vee for their tremendous support of the sport over the last eight years,” Kemper said. “A legacy has been created here. And I look forward to learning more about the new event series Hy-Vee will announce and the momentum it will continue with a younger generation of athletes.”

Visit www.hy-vee.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hyvee or keep up with us on Twitter @HyVee for information about the new series as it becomes available.

###

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 235 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $8.7 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com.