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Hy-Vee investigating cybersecurity breach

Hy-Vee is investigating a data incident that may have affected its point of service systems.

In a press release, the company stated they detected unauthorized activity on some of its payment processing systems. They’ve contacted law enforcement are working with cybersecurity firms.

“We believe the actions we have taken have stopped the unauthorized activity on our payment processing systems,” the company stated in a press release. “Our investigation is focused on card transactions at our fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants (which include our Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses and the Wahlburgers locations that Hy-Vee owns and operates).”

Based on Hy-Vee’s preliminary investigation, the point of sales services at the front of stores, mainly used by grocery shoppers, were not affected.

As Hy-Vee continues its investigation, they encourage customers to keep an eye on all payment activity.

— News-Press

NOW report

Silver Dollar City planning

$30M expansion

BRANSON, Mo. | The Silver Dollar City theme park near Branson is planning an expansion that is expected to cost more than $30 million.

Park president Brad Thomas said Tuesday the expansion will include a Mystic River Falls ride to replace the Lost River of the Ozarks ride. The new ride will include a 4.5 story waterfall drop. Also planned is a barbecue restaurant that will seat 450 people and other improvements.

The Springfield News-Leader reported Switzerland-based manufacturer RES is working with Silver Dollar City to create the new Mystic River Falls. It is projected to open next summer.

Thomas said the park has invested $100 million into new rides and improvements since 2010.

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | A plant-based food producer has asked a federal court to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and advertising them as such while litigation is underway.

Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. told courts Wednesday that complying with the law would have a “severe detrimental impact” because of the cost to change marketing and packaging.

It’s not clear if the law has been enforced since taking effect three weeks ago. The law’s authors say it’s designed to protect consumers.

— From AP reports