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In Missouri, the Columbia Tribune reports that Hy-Vee plans to open two new stores in the area, taking over both a former Wal-Mart site and a former Mega Market store.

"It’s a good market for us, and we’ve been looking for quite some time," Hy-Vee spokesperson Chris Friesleben tells the paper. "The stars just lined up correctly, and we ended up with two properties."

The stores are expected to be open within a year.
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