Because Edeker has spent his entire career with Hy-Vee, “he has a profound appreciation for its past,” Melville added, “but he’s also a visionary who is likely to explore new directions for the company rather than building solely on the past.” Edeker worked in store-level positions in four states before being named a store director in Columbus, Neb., in 1993, where he was named “store manager of the year” in 1994. He moved to the corporate ...

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