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    Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    I agree with this blogger. That is flippin' Iowa, not Nebraska. I guess I could maybe see a Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs carrying Husker gear, but this is weak sauce to offer this almost anywhere else in Iowa.


    Link to full blog entry: The Thoughts of Thomas: Come on Hy-Vee. Nebraska Merchandise?


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I agree with this blogger. That is flippin' Iowa, not Nebraska. I guess I could maybe see a Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs carrying Husker gear, but this is weak sauce to offer this almost anywhere else in Iowa.


    Link to full blog entry: The Thoughts of Thomas: Come on Hy-Vee. Nebraska Merchandise?

    Husers??? Just not ringing a bell with me! It's no longer our problem, now if they were selling Missouri gear I would be all up in there throwing things around!



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I agree with this blogger. That is flippin' Iowa, not Nebraska. I guess I could maybe see a Hy-Vee in Council Bluffs carrying Husker gear, but this is weak sauce to offer this almost anywhere else in Iowa.


    Link to full blog entry: The Thoughts of Thomas: Come on Hy-Vee. Nebraska Merchandise?

    It's plain and simple - each Hy-Vee store director chooses what items his/her store carries. If they choose to carry Nebraska merchandise, they obviously are selling it to someone. It is not a corporate decision because each Hy-Vee director has that autonomy to run their store as they choose, because if their store doesn't make money, they as Store Director don't get a paycheck.

    If you have an issue with it, talk to the Store Director or the Manager of General Merchandise and ask them why they are carrying Nebraska items.



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Would this blogger be you?



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchforcy View Post
    Would this blogger be you?
    No, which is why I wrote my comment in the third person.

    I mean....if it was my blog wouldn't I have made my point and said something like....oh...I don't know....something like....you can read more about it in my blog? What would be the point of masking it?


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by Three4Cy View Post
    It's plain and simple - each Hy-Vee store director chooses what items his/her store carries. If they choose to carry Nebraska merchandise, they obviously are selling it to someone. It is not a corporate decision because each Hy-Vee director has that autonomy to run their store as they choose, because if their store doesn't make money, they as Store Director don't get a paycheck.

    If you have an issue with it, talk to the Store Director or the Manager of General Merchandise and ask them why they are carrying Nebraska items.
    I don't see how any of this explanation makes it any less of annoyance...in fact if the decisions are made locally, that is probably more annoying.

    If the Store Director doesn't have the good sense to make this judgement on his/her own, then that it is simply going to affect my perception of Hy-Vee in a bit less favorable way than had they not carried Husker gear. Not life or death issue, just bad PR IMO.


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    I know ISU fans get a little upset when retails stores sell Husker/Hawkeye gear in Central Iowa, but these are business decisions. Stores generally carry stuff that they sell the most of.

    It's no different than when I walk into a mall in the KC area and I can find gear from just about every BCS school except ISU and Baylor.

    Even though I'd be willing to bet there are way more ISU grads in the KC area than Hawkeye grads, there is 10x the amount of stuff in the stores and in fact for every car with an ISU bumber sticker or house with a Cyclone flag, I see probably 5x with Hawkeye stuff.

    The bottom line is we are a select few, and the amount of Cyclones that actually buy and flaunt Cyclone gear is even fewer. Outside of Ames/Des Moines, we are a tiny minority.



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    My local Hy-Vee in Omaha carries isu and Iowa gear. Should I be all worked up?



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I know ISU fans get a little upset when retails stores sell Husker/Hawkeye gear in Central Iowa, but these are business decisions. Stores generally carry stuff that they sell the most of.

    It's no different than when I walk into a mall in the KC area and I can find gear from just about every BCS school except ISU and Baylor.

    Even though I'd be willing to bet there are way more ISU grads in the KC area than Hawkeye grads, there is 10x the amount of stuff in the stores and in fact for every car with an ISU bumber sticker or house with a Cyclone flag, I see probably 5x with Hawkeye stuff.

    The bottom line is we are a select few, and the amount of Cyclones that actually buy and flaunt Cyclone gear is even fewer. Outside of Ames/Des Moines, we are a tiny minority.

    Yeah and you know what happens to a "Tiny Minority"...Everyone in this state......well they ****"s on them!!!!!!!


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I don't see how any of this explanation makes it any less of annoyance...in fact if the decisions are made locally, that is probably more annoying.

    If the Store Director doesn't have the good sense to make this judgement on his/her own, then that it is simply going to affect my perception of Hy-Vee in a bit less favorable way than had they not carried Husker gear. Not life or death issue, just bad PR IMO.

    Wow, just wow. It's called their running a business and making money, and obviously someone is buying the stuff or they wouldn't carry it. Hy-Vee is not struggling for business, so not much of a PR issue IMO.



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    My local Hy-Vee in Omaha carries isu and Iowa gear. Should I be all worked up?
    Really? Which one? The one I go to on Cass Street is all Huskers. I have yet to see ISU gear in a Hyvee here.



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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    I see ten times more ISU gear in des Moines than I see husker gear. As I should. I do think some of these decisions are based on assumption, like places in KC not carrying any ISU stuff. They don't stock kt based on an assumption that it wont sell as much as they base it on past experience of poor sales.


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    If you're shopping for your team gear at Hy-Vee, you might be a Husker.


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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    My local Hy-Vee in Omaha carries isu and Iowa gear. Should I be all worked up?




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    Re: Hy-Vee's in Central Iowa -- Husker gear????

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    If you're shopping for your team gear at Hy-Vee, you might be a Husker.
    If you're shopping for your home furnishings at Hy-Vee, you might be a Hawkeye.


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