Company’s nearby Cool Valley location will close March 28
FERGUSON, Mo., 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, Schnucks Ferguson will open its doors to North St. Louis County grocery shoppers and complete the move from its nearby Cool Valley location. A short ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. and will feature renowned St. Louis vocalist Charles Glenn singing the National Anthem.
Leading operations at the Ferguson location is Schnucks Store Manager Tom Collora III. “We’re excited about opening Schnucks Ferguson and believe that we will be able to serve more customers at this location,” Collora said. “We thank the city of Cool Valley for our 50+ years of partnership, and we are confident that our customers from that store will follow us just one mile north.” Joining Collora at the Ferguson store will be Co-Manager Lee Parker.
Following opening day, regular store hours at Schnucks Ferguson will be 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. The Cool Valley Schnucks will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 and all pharmacy files from that store will transfer to the new location.
In January, Schnucks announced that it would take over the building at 49 North Florissant Road after it was vacated by Shop ‘n Save. Schnucks Ferguson expects to employ approximately 125 teammates – 25 more than at the Cool Valley location. In total, Schnucks operates eight stores in the North St. Louis County area employing more than 900 teammates.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.8 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.
Source: Schnucks Market