Hy-Vee coming to Kasson? Stay tuned

Rumors that Hy-Vee could open a new store in Kasson have a little bit of meat to them.

Erdmans County Market in Kasson Friday, July 24, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist /

KASSON — Will Kasson be the latest town to open a Hy-Vee store?

Talk began swirling Friday that Hy-Vee Inc. might open a store in Kasson with anonymous reports on Craiglist that Erdman's Country Market in Kasson had sold to the West Des Moines, Iowa, grocery chain. While a spokesman at Erdman's delivered a firm "No comment" on the rumors, a Hy-Vee spokeswoman said the rumors have some merit.

"We are exploring Kasson for another retail location; however, the transaction is pending at this time," said Christina Gayman, director of public relations for Hy-Vee's corporate offices.

She said the company might have more news in August.

There are four Hy-Vee grocery stores in Rochester. Austin has a Hy-Vee grocery store and Hy-Vee gas station, and Winona is home to a Hy-Vee grocery store. Overall, Hy-Vee operates 265 stores in eight Midwestern states, according to the company's website.


Erdmans County Market in Kasson Friday, July 24, 2020. (Joe Ahlquist /

Brian Todd is the news editor at the Post Bulletin. When not at work, he spends time with his family, roots for the Houston Astros and watches his miniature dachshund sleep, which is why that dog is more bratwurst than hotdog. Readers can reach Brian at 507-285-7715 or
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