Hy-Vee cuts corporate jobs and reduces Aisles Online stores
Hy-Vee Inc. laid off 121 corporate employees — or about 8% of its corporate workforce, according to the Des Moines Register.
Why it matters: The Iowa-based grocer is planning some changes that could affect shoppers at the chain's 14 Twin Cities stores.
The intrigue: The Register got a look at an internal video of CEO Randy Edeker speaking about the job cuts and the problems at Hy-Vee.
- Hy-Vee offered the laid-off employees jobs in stores, but those positions may not have matching wages, according to Axios Des Moines. Edeker said it was "offensive" that none of them accepted such transfers.
- Edeker said Wahlburgers are not performing well inside of Hy-Vee stores and that the company needs to focus more on breakfast and lunch options, and less on dinner.
- Hy-Vee will be reducing the number of stores offering its Aisles Online curbside pickup because it makes "no money on what we process in e-commerce."
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