Brandon Lampkin, who has worked for Hy-Vee Inc. 31 years and is director of one of the company’s stores in Omaha, has been named 2021 Store Manager of the Year by FMI: the Food Industry Association. This is the second consecutive year that a Hy-Vee store director has been selected for the national recognition. In 2020, then-Altoona store director Jen Book was named Manager of the Year. Book has since retired. The FMI award honors the leadership of store managers, especially in the areas of sales growth, team leadership in their store or company, commitment to superior customer service and shopping experiences through in-store programs while improving community relations. Lampkin began working at Hy-Vee in 1990 as a part-time employee; he became a store director 16 years ago. Hy-Vee’s headquarters is located in West Des Moines.