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December 15, 2011

Ric Jurgens, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee plans to retire on June 1, 2012.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Ric Jurgens, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee plans to retire on June 1, 2012.

Jurgens, said he will ask the company's board to elect Randy Edeker, president and COO, to succeed him.

November 21, 2011

Sachse Construction has been awarded two Nike store projects, in Louisville, Ky., and Des Moines, Iowa.

Birmingham, Mich. -- Sachse Construction has been awarded two Nike store projects, in Louisville, Ky., and Des Moines, Iowa. Both projects expect to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

The Nike Factory Store in Louisville is a 14,971-sq.-ft. remodel. The project took roughly 16 weeks to complete and was finished in mid-October.

The Des Moines Nike store is a 14,000-sq-ft. remodel. The project will take about 14 weeks and will be finished near the end of November.

November 8, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with father and son team, Jim and Drew Cownie for 12 new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa.

Canton, Mass. -- Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with father and son team, Jim and Drew Cownie for 12 new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa.

The first restaurant is slated to open in 2012 and the remainder by 2018.

June 14, 2011

C-store operator Casey's General Stores said Monday that profit for the quarter ended April 30 rose 4% to $22.8 million, compared with $21.9 million in the year-ago period.

Ankeny, Iowa -- C-store operator Casey's General Stores said Monday that profit for the quarter ended April 30 rose 4% to $22.8 million, compared with $21.9 million in the year-ago period.

Revenue surged 31% to $1.55 billion, surpassing Wall Street expectations of $1.57 billion in revenue. Same-store sales rose almost 5% on groceries and other merchandise and increased 12% on food and fountain drinks. Same-store gasoline sales fell 2% on rising prices.
 

February 15, 2011

Casey's General Stores said Tuesday it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 11 convenience stores from NuWay Cooperative of Trimont, Minn.

Ankeny, Iowa -- Casey's General Stores said Tuesday it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 11 convenience stores from NuWay Cooperative of Trimont, Minn.

All of the stores are located in Minnesota operating under the NuMart banner and will be immediately rebranded to Casey's, according to the company. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

November 2, 2010

Casey’s General Stores said Wednesday it has ended its discussions with 7-Eleven regarding a potential...

October 27, 2010

Casey’s General Stores has completed the acquisition of six convenience stores in Iowa, owned by...

September 19, 2010

Despite pressure from suitor Alimentation Couche-Tard to delay, Casey’s General Stores said Monday it will...

June 13, 2010

Ronald M. Lamb, the chairman and longtime executive of Casey's General Stores, died Friday after...

October 14, 2009

Hy-Vee and General Mills teamed up to launch generalmillsandhy-vee.com, according to Supermarket News....

June 11, 2008

Convenience store operator Casey's General Stores Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit dropped 13%,...

January 22, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa, ...

January 8, 2006

Ankeny, Iowa, Convenience...