If you'll meet me in St. Louis, chances are there'll be a Schnucks in sight. The region's largest food chain, Schnuck Markets operates about 100 stores, two-thirds of which are in the St. Louis area. The other stores dot Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. All stores offer a full line of groceries and 95% of them boast pharmacies. Other services include
video rentals, in-store banking, and florist shops. While most stores operate under the Schnuck banner, the company also runs about half a dozen Logli supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin, and a specialty pharmacy. Founded in 1939, the company is owned by the Schnuck family and run by CEO Scott Schnuck and president and COO Todd Schnuck.
The grocery chain operates across a handful of states, primarily in Missouri with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Schnuck Markets rang up an estimated $2.7 billion in sales in fiscal 2015 (ends September).
Schnuck leverages its experience operating in-store drugstores. To this end, the company in 2012 opened its first full-service standalone pharmacy on the site of St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Schnuck has targeted at least two areas outside the St. Louis area for a concentration of its groceries. In Evansville, Indiana Schuck has eight stores. Up and across Illinois, the company has placed six stores in the Rockford area. It has fewer stores in a string of other cities in Illinois including Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, and Peoria.
While Schnuck Markets does most of its business in the suburbs, the grocery chain operates a new urban prototype store -- named Culinaria -- in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Measuring a modest 23,000 sq. ft., the store is about a third of the size of a traditional Schnuck supermarket. Culinaria is a full-service grocery store with specialty food items and a coffee bar and wine shop.