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Continued: Hy-Vee plans to open Twin Cities supermarkets

  • Article by: MIKE HUGHLETT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 24, 2014 - 10:06 PM

The company will now direct its expansion firepower at the Twin Cities. “Most of our focus will be on the Minneapolis-St. Paul market for the next several years to come,” Edeker said.

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