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In Minnesota, the Post-Bulletin reports that when Hy-Vee decided to renovate a store in Rochester, it decided to include a number of changes:

“A Starbucks coffee shop, a cooking classroom, a walk-in clinic, a larger Weber & Judd drug store, expanded baby products to include clothes and strollers, a gourmet olive bar, a salad bar, new Asian and Italian food areas and a larger shopping area are included in the renovation project…(there will) be more space to eat in the store and more choices following the renovation. Seating in a casual dining area will triple to 115 chairs. The video store will shrink. The store will add a salad bar, which other Rochester Hy-Vees have. A club or meeting room will be added for groups to use for lunch meeting. The new classroom area will give the store's four cooking experts a place to teach regular classes.”

This new store, according to store manager Mike Long, is designed based on what customers asked for.

"We're a lot more like a Lund's and Byerly's than Wal-Mart," Long said. "We're all about service. Everything we're doing, the customers asked for."
KC's View:
One of the things that always has impressed us about Hy-Vee is the organization’s willingness to continually challenge itself and strive to be both different and better. No resting on its laurels there.