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Hy-Vee Continues Pharmacy Takeover With Weber & Judd Acquisition

Storefronts to be rebranded as HealthMarket Rx
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Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired all 10 Weber & Judd pharmacies in Minnesota as it continues to expand its healthcare presence across the Midwest. 

The retailer took over 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin in December, and it acquired six more locations earlier this month. 

Following the initial Shopko takeover in which patient files were merged into nearby existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations, the recently acquired Shopkos will be rebranded as Hy-Vee Pharmacy and many of the Weber & Judds will reopen as Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx. The Weber & Judd pharmacy inside the Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza location will be rebranded as a Hy-Vee Pharmacy. 

Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman, CEO and president, called Weber & Judd, which was established in 1862, "an exemplary provider of pharmacy care," adding that Hy-Vee is "grateful for the opportunity to continue to provide this same personalized care for the Weber & Judd family of patients and communities.”

Hy-Vee Director of Public Relations Christina Gayman told the Minnesota Post Bulletin that  about 70 employees work at the Weber & Judd stores, but the retailer anticipates that "almost all, if not all, employees will remain on staff."

The dates when each Weber & Judd location will reopen under a Hy-Vee banner are listed below: 

Weber & Judd LocationDate / ActionDate / Action

1315 6th St. N.W. 
Rochester, Minnesota

Friday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee Pharmacy

18 9th St., S.E.
Rochester, Minnesota

Friday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd
Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX
Kasson, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Pine Island, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Plainview, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Preston, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Re-opens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Spring Valley, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

St. Charles, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Stewartville, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

Zumbrota, MinnesotaFriday, April 12, 2019:
Closes as a Weber & Judd

Monday, April 15, 2019
Reopens as a Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX

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