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Date : August 02, 2010

Schnucks Has Great News for Celiac Sufferers!

Select Schnucks stores to offer customers Beck’s Gluten Free products

 

ST. LOUIS – More than three million people in the United States struggle daily to avoid a host of common food and beverages that contain gluten proteins found in wheat, barley and rye.  Now, Schnucks is teaming up with Beck’s Gluten Free of Ellisville, Mo. to make a wide range of fresh and prepared gluten-free foods available to gluten-intolerant consumers throughout the metropolitan area.

 

Gluten intolerance, commonly known as Celiac Disease, is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten protein found in a wide range of beverages and foods.  In some people, gluten protein attacks the digestive process of the small intestines and interferes with the body’s absorption of nutrients.  If left untreated, the disease can be life threatening.

 

Schnucks Director of Marketing Services Larry Maggio says in the past year the company has seen an increase in demand for gluten-free products as the diet has been found to relieve symptoms of other diseases.  “Thanks to our new partnership with Beck’s, we are now able to extend our selection of national and private brand products that carry the ‘gluten free’ label to include fresh baked goods and prepared foods,” Maggio said.

 

“Customers may order product via phone (636-527-5000) or through either of the companies’ websites,” said Maggio.  “Beck’s will deliver to Schnucks on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  Orders placed before noon will be available the next delivery day after 4 p.m. at one of 13 select Schnucks stores (see list below).  If placed after noon, they will be available the following delivery day.”

 

Beck’s Owner Joy Kahlmeyer says families travel across the region to stock up on food made fresh daily at their dedicated gluten-free facility at 15622 Manchester Road.  “Our customers love the quality and taste of our breakfast items, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, sauces, pizzas, breads, pastries and cakes,” she said.  “Adding 13 additional Schnucks stores as pick-up sites will help solve the geographic challenge and make our products accessible to the growing number of people hoping to sustain a gluten-free lifestyle.”

 

In addition to the new Beck’s services and other naturally gluten-free offerings, Schnucks also sells several specialty gluten-free products from Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and offers Anheuser Busch Redbridge beer – certified safe for those on gluten-free diets.

 

For additional information or to place product orders, visit www.becksgf.com or www.schnucks.com.

 

Founded in St. Louis in 2009, Beck's Gluten Free is a family-owned shop that operates a store in Ellisville, Mo.  Beck's Gluten Free provides prepared meals and baked goods to walk-in customers and those who order by phone and online.

 

Schnuck Markets, Inc., founded in St. Louis in 1939, now operates 106 stores (including five Logli stores) and 104 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi. 

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Editor’s note: 

St. Louis-area Schnucks locations offering pick up of Beck’s Gluten Free products: 

West County:

Des Peres – 12332 Manchester Road, Des Peres, Mo. 63131

Ladue – 8867 Ladue Road, Ladue, Mo. 63124 

South County/ South City:

Butler Hill – 4333 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63128

Loughborough – 1020 Loughborough, St. Louis, Mo. 63111 

North County:

Sierra Vista – 1589 Sierra Vista Plaza, St. Louis, Mo. 63128

Grandview – 74 Grandview Plaza, Florissant, Mo. 63033 

Central:

Culinaria – 315 N. 9th Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63101

St. Charles County:

Lake Saint Louis, 101 Civic Center Drive, Lake Saint Louis, Mo. 63367

Zumbehl, 1950 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, Mo. 63303 

Metro East:

Godfrey – 2713 Godfrey, Godfrey, Ill. 62035

Edwardsville – 2222 Troy Road, Edwardsville, Ill. 62025

Swansea – 2665 N. Illinois Street, Swansea, Ill. 62226

Waterloo – 150 Waterloo Commons Drive, Waterloo, Ill. 62298