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Hy-vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, said last week it has sold its 42 convenience stores to a locally based convenience-store chain so it can concentrate on its core food and drug businesses. The stores were sold to Krause Gentle Corp. here, whose subsidiary, Kum & Go, operates 313 convenience stores in 12 Midwestern states. The 42 stores are operated under a variety of names, including Heartland Pantry,

Hy-vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, said last week it has sold its 42 convenience stores to a locally based convenience-store chain so it can concentrate on its core food and drug businesses. The stores were sold to Krause Gentle Corp. here, whose subsidiary, Kum & Go, operates 313 convenience stores in 12 Midwestern states. The 42 stores are operated under a variety of names, including Heartland Pantry, 4 Sons and Hardy Shops. Ron Pearson, Hy-Vee president, said the company wants to stay focu

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