Ive worked for hy-vee for 6 years in the north. I see 2 major problems with hy-vee and lots of little ones. 1 Arrogance!!!!!. In everything they do they expect it to work . Build stores right on top of each other, wahlburgers, Dsw, buying store property that has failed for 3 other grocery stores. It will work because were hy-vee. So much arrogance and lack of accountability for the decision. 2 . Realistic expectations. I want a 15% sales increase when the market is trending down. We are gonna re price the whole store have it done by Friday...... everything is reactive with unrealistic expectations. So of course they fail. Just my 2 cents.
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This thread and comments is perfectly stated.
Oh my goodness, their expectations are beyond ridiculous. I’m all interested in how many of these corporate people are going to match those insane Covid goals they keep trying to reach. As stated above, lack of perspective has a lot to do with it, and you can tell. They act so shocked when another chain does something that works, and then can’t tell when to pull the plug on their own hair-brained schemes. I wish everyone still working there the best of luck, you know why.
That arrogance comes from lack of perspective. Hy-Vee is literally the only thing they know. Work there in high school, go full-time after graduation, work your way up. Very, very few of the top operations people have ever worked anywhere else. When they do bring in someone from outside to be a decision maker, with one or two exceptions, that person remains an outsider and before long, he (mostly he) realizes what a mess he's walked into, and he's gone.
Well that’s one of Randy’s traits is arrogance. It’s no surprise HyVee has an issue with arrogances. Randy would rather lose money with style than make money the boring way.
PERFECT,ARROGANCE, THE PERFECT WORD.