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Schnuck Markets, Inc

Date : July 17, 2012

Des Peres Schnucks Welcomes Local Artisan Cured Meats Company

DES PERES, Mo. – Always looking for opportunities to provide customers the freshest and highest quality offerings available, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is teaming with St. Louis-based artisan charcuterie Salume Beddu (Italian for “beautiful cured meat”) to offer a line of more than one dozen products and condiments at Schnucks Des Peres (12332 Manchester Road).


Schnucks Cheese Expert Charlie Scotino says, “This unique partnership between the two family-owned companies means Des Peres Schnucks customers can now enjoy the products of one of the nation’s top quality salumerias, a perfect complement to the store’s cheese room.  Our customers are now able to choose from a long list of quality salamis including Soppressata Siciliano, Cacciatore and Chorizo expertly sliced by Schnucks teammates and pre-packaged six-ounce salamis like Finocchiona, Veneto and Calabrese.”


Salume Beddu Founder Mark Sanfilippo explains his company is dedicated to the craft of Italian and European cured meats, fresh sausages and regional Italian specialty food items.  “Our meats feature only Certified Heritage Berkshire pork which is pasture raised in the Midwest with no additional hormones or antibiotics.  Each salume is expertly spiced, hand tied and perfectly cured to produce traditional style salumi with a new-world twist,” he said.


Scotino says in addition to the Des Peres location, Schnucks is expanding the offering of six-ounce packaged Salume Beddu salamis to several other stores throughout the company.


Salume Beddu was opened in South St. Louis by Salumiere Mark Sanfilippo in 2008.  Later that year, Ben Poremba joined Mark as a partner bringing more than 15 years of food industry experience.  Cary Exler, a cured meats expert as well as lifelong cook and chef, joined the company in 2011.  Learn more about the company at


Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 99 stores (including five Logli and six Hilander stores) and 95 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Follow Schnucks on Facebook at 

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