JURGENS WILL 'STAY THE COURSE' AS HY-VEE CEO

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ric Jurgens, who became chief executive officer and chief operating officer at Hy-Vee here on New Year's Day, is not planning any radical changes for the company, which should surprise no one.After all, Jurgens has been with Hy-Vee since 1969, when he started working there part time while he was a business student at Iowa State University in Ames. In the last 34 years, he

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ric Jurgens, who became chief executive officer and chief operating officer at Hy-Vee here on New Year's Day, is not planning any radical changes for the company, which should surprise no one.

After all, Jurgens has been with Hy-Vee since 1969, when he started working there part time while he was a business student at Iowa State University in Ames. In the last 34 years, he has risen through the ranks as a store manager, division manager and head of the company

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