Hy-Vee grocery chain buying specialty pharmacy

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee grocery chain is acquiring a specialty pharmacy based in Nebraska.

Hy-Vee said Monday that it has agreed to purchase Amber Pharmacy, which is based in Omaha, Neb.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The employee-owned grocer says the acquisition of Amber will help it expand its pharmacy services for complex cases and for patients dealing with chronic illnesses.

Amber Pharmacy has locations in Omaha, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia. It will continue to operate independently of Hy-Vee.

Hy-Vee operates 235 stores in eight states. It is based in West Des Moines.

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Hy-Vee Inc.: www.hy-vee.com

Amber Pharmacy: www.amberpharmacy.com

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