Schnuck Markets to move operations of its Cool Valley, Mo store to the nearby community of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo., 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnuck Markets, Inc. today (01.20.2017) announced that it will move operations of its Cool Valley, Mo store to the nearby community of Ferguson, Mo. once the building at 49 N. Florissant Road is vacated by Shop ‘n Save.

Schnucks is the sub-landlord/tenant of the Ferguson building and was recently notified by representatives of sub-tenant Shop ‘n Save that they plan to exit the location when the current sublease expires on March 31, 2017. Schnucks plans to complete the move in early April.

According to Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck, Schnucks hopes to better serve North County residents at the new location. “Relocating to the Ferguson location will allow us to bring our unique combination of quality, service, selection and value to more customers in the area,” Schnuck said. “We welcome the present Shop ‘n Save customers and believe our Cool Valley customers will follow us one mile north on Florissant road.”

To minimize any inconvenience to current pharmacy patients, Schnucks also has agreed to purchase the pharmacy files of the Ferguson Shop ‘n Save effective Jan. 27. Between then and the time Schnucks moves to the new location, pharmacy customers can get their prescriptions filled at the Cool Valley Schnucks Pharmacy or any other nearby Schnucks Pharmacy. Once the move is complete, all pharmacy files from the Cool Valley Schnucks will transfer to the new location.

The Ferguson site is just over one mile away from the Cool Valley Schnucks located at 1225 South Florissant Road. Schnucks has served the Cool Valley community since 1964 and at its present location since 1991. 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 approximately 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.

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Paul Simon
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Source: Schnuck Markets, Inc.

The Salvation Army’s bell ringers and holiday red kettle program starts at Schnuck Markets locations

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Salvation Army and Schnuck Markets announced today (11.10.2016) that The Salvation Army’s bell ringers and iconic red kettles will be at Schnucks stores again this holiday season.

Schnucks is granting an exception to its no solicitation policy, allowing The Salvation Army to begin its holiday red kettle program November 18th and end December 24th at Schnucks locations.

“The warmth and generosity of the holidays is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing, and we are excited to be able to partner with Schnucks again this year to help families in our communities,” said Lt. Col. Dan Jennings, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “Millions of dollars are donated each year to our kettles during the holidays to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless. We encourage Schnucks customers to join us in our traditional red kettle program to help bring spiritual light and love to those we serve so that the real meaning of the holidays is not forgotten. I am pleased with this decision by Todd Schnuck and the Schnuck family. The Salvation Army Bell ringing is critical for us to reach the Tree of Lights campaign goal of $6.1 million.”

“We are honored to be working again with The Salvation Army to bring support and joy to families in need this holiday season,” said Todd Schnuck, Chairman and CEO, Schnuck Markets. “Our solicitation policy was reset earlier this year in response to customer feedback, but there was strong and unique community reaction to the impact it would have on The Salvation Army in particular.  We listened. In this specific, special case, we acknowledge the great needs of the community and The Salvation Army’s unique ability to address these needs and made an exception in our policy to welcome them back – bells, kettles and all – and hope the community will contribute to the Salvation Army when they shop at Schnucks.”

Schnucks is also working collaboratively with its charitable partners to implement new and creative options for customer contributions throughout the year.

Both The Salvation Army and Schnuck Markets wish their communities all the best for a happy and safe holiday season.

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Schnucks Markets announces the appointment of Laura L. Freeman, Ph.D. as its new chief people officer

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce Laura L. Freeman, Ph.D., has joined the company as its new chief people officer. Freeman will lead human resources (HR) for Schnucks, which employs nearly 15,000 teammates in stores, facilities, warehouses and offices across the Midwest. She will also serve on the company’s senior management team and report to the Schnucks Chairman and CEO, Todd Schnuck.

Freeman brings more than 30 years of experience in HR, talent management and organizational development from her work with Fortune 500 companies as well as domestic and international organizations in the manufacturing, restaurant, hotel and service-based industries. Her expertise includes developing and implementing HR strategies that support business plans as well as operational objectives.

“Laura is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to her leadership and guidance as we continue to serve customers in our 99 stores across five states,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.

“After becoming familiar with the Schnuck family and the Schnucks organization as a whole, I’m honored to join the team,” Freeman said. “I consider it a great challenge and privilege to lead the human resource efforts of such a renowned company.”

Before joining Schnucks, Freeman was with Win With HR, a solutions provider based in Memphis, Tenn., specializing in the hiring and selection process, compensation management, HRIS benefits, leadership development skills, culture and engagement, change management coaching and employee relations.

Freeman holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Psychology – Organizational Psychology from United States International University in San Diego, Calif. and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

About Schnuck Markets, Inc.
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 in kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations each year. Schnucks currently operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.

Media Contact: Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Schnucks Markets names Mark Doiron as its new chief merchant

ST. LOUIS, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce industry veteran Mark Doiron has joined the company as its new chief merchant. Doiron, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and grocery industries, will be responsible for procurement and merchandising throughout Schnucks’ 99 supermarkets. He serves on the company’s senior management team and reports to the Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team,” Schnuck said. “He brings valuable and unique experiences to this leadership position, and we look forward to his contributions as we continue on our mission of nourishing the lives of our customers.”

“I am excited to join Schnucks,” Doiron said. “After getting to know the company, the St. Louis area, and seeing Schnucks’ Midwest locations, it was clear that this would be a great fit for both myself and my family.”

Before joining Schnucks, Doiron was president of Sure Winner Foods, a frozen food distribution company based in the northeastern United States. Prior to that, he was chief supply chain officer for Delhaize, a Belgium-based international food retailer, where he oversaw the company’s U.S. operations.

Doiron earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He and his family are moving to the St. Louis area from Scarborough, Maine. He replaces Steve Harper who retired earlier this year.

About Schnuck Markets, Inc.
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 in kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations each year. Schnucks currently operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.

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Media Contact: Paul Simon
314-994-4603
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Mark Doiron joins Schnucks Markets as its new chief merchant

ST. LOUIS, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce industry veteran Mark Doiron has joined the company as its new chief merchant. Doiron, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and grocery industries, will be responsible for procurement and merchandising throughout Schnucks’ 99 supermarkets. He serves on the company’s senior management team and reports to the Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team,” Schnuck said. “He brings valuable and unique experiences to this leadership position, and we look forward to his contributions as we continue on our mission of nourishing the lives of our customers.”

“I am excited to join Schnucks,” Doiron said. “After getting to know the company, the St. Louis area, and seeing Schnucks’ Midwest locations, it was clear that this would be a great fit for both myself and my family.”

Before joining Schnucks, Doiron was president of Sure Winner Foods, a frozen food distribution company based in the northeastern United States. Prior to that, he was chief supply chain officer for Delhaize, a Belgium-based international food retailer, where he oversaw the company’s U.S. operations.

Doiron earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He and his family are moving to the St. Louis area from Scarborough, Maine. He replaces Steve Harper who retired earlier this year.

About Schnuck Markets, Inc.
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 in kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations each year. Schnucks currently operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.

Media Contact: Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Schnucks to open its sixth store in southern Indiana on Nov. 11

EVANSVILLE, Ind., 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks will open its sixth store in southern Indiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 8:45 a.m. (Store opens at 9 a.m.) The new 59,000-square-foot, full-service grocery and pharmacy features service meat and seafood departments, a service deli with sliced-to-order specialties including Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, a floral department, a fresh bakery and a salad bar, in addition to traditional grocery departments. Schnucks full-service pharmacy expedites prescription pick-up with a convenient drive-through window.

Todd Schnuck, Schnucks chairman and CEO, says the loyalty and patronage of Evansville area customers allows the company to expand once again in the region. “We have been serving the Evansville area since 1977, and we value our great customers in southern Indiana,” says Schnuck. “Their appreciation and support of Schnucks makes it possible to bring this new store to the area.”

Scott Berry, a 36-year Schnucks veteran and former store manager at the North Green River Road location, will take the helm of the new store. “We’re very excited to bring our combination of quality, value, variety and service to another Evansville location,” says Berry. “We look forward to serving customers familiar with Schnucks as well as introducing new customers to our products and services.” Joining Berry in a leadership role will be co-manager Brian Kissel who comes from Schnucks Evansville East location.

Opening in time to help customers kick-off the busy holiday baking and entertaining season, the new Schnucks store is located at 600 East Boonville-New Harmony Road near Darmstadt. The location will employ approximately 120 teammates.  After opening day, regular store hours will be 5 a.m. – midnight.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Each year, the company provides in-kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations to strengthen the communities it serves. Schnucks currently operates 98 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.

Media Contact: Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com