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•  Hy-Vee has announced the launch of what it is calling "Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle, an agency dedicated to serving Medicare beneficiaries across its eight-state region. Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle is the newest offering to Hy-Vee Financial Services, fueled by Midwest Heritage, Hy-Vee’s banking, insurance and investments subsidiary."

According to the company, "Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle customers can select from coverage plans including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicare Supplement Plans, offered by a number of national and regional health insurance carriers … On Oct. 1, Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle will launch a digital quoting and enrollment tool to further assist customers in their enrollment process."


•  Reuters reports that PepsiCo is selling its juice brands, including Tropicana, for $3.3 billion to a French private equity group called PAI Partners.  PepsiCo will keep a 39 percent stake in the company, as well as a exclusive distribution rights for the brands.


•  MarketWatch reports that Molson Coors "is eliminating 11 'economy' brands and discontinuing about 100 SKUs in an effort to streamline its U.S. portfolio and focus on higher-end brands in its lineup.

"The eliminated brands are: Milwaukee’s Best Premium, Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, Keystone Ice, Hamm’s Special Light, Keylightful, Icehouse Edge, Magnum, Mickey’s Ice, High Life Light, Steel Reserve 211 and Olde English HG 8000."

“Premiumization is here to stay at Molson Coors,” said CEO Gavin Hattersley.