Media Contact: Lori
Director of Communications
Oct. 3, 2007
Invited to Help Open New Schnucks Store on Oct. 17
Date also marks company’s 17th anniversary
in Champaign County
- Schnuck Markets, Inc. will
expand its services in Champaign County when the company’s new 58,000-square-foot
store opens in Savoy at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. The Schnucks Champaign store opened exactly
17 years earlier on October 17, 1990 and the Urbana store followed in 1997. The full-service food and drug store in Savoy will mark the
third Schnucks in the county and the 103rd overall.
According to Schnucks Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck, Savoy is a growing community and a prime
location for a new store. “We have
wanted to expand our service to customers in Champaign County
for quite some time. We are fortunate to
have a loyal following of customers who will be excited to have another
convenient location and we are looking forward to earning new customers with
this new, state-of-the-art supermarket.”
In addition to the produce and quality perishables for
which Schnucks is known, the 24-hour store, located at 1301 Savoy
Plaza, will offer
more than 45,000 different items across all departments, and will feature a
full-service pharmacy that
includes a drive-thru. Other amenities include a meat department
featuring restaurant-quality Certified Angus Beef®, an olive bar and a fresh soup kiosk. Customers will also notice the store is
easier to navigate due to the eight-foot, family-friendly aisles.
Sue Carroll, a
Schnucks associate with more than 30 years experience, will lead the new team
at store manager. Carroll is relocating
from Schnucks’ Mid-South division, but is no stranger to the area having worked
at the Champaign Schnucks from 1990 to 2001.
“I feel like I’m back home,” Carroll said. “We have established a great crew with a
unified goal of serving our customers.”
According to Carroll, the Savoy Schnucks will employ
approximately 175 associates with more than 150 of those being new positions.
in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc.
operates 102 stores (including five Logli stores) and 99 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.
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