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Date : November 06, 2008

Schnucks Prepares to Open Newburgh Replacement Store to Customers

New store to offer new amenities as well as earth-friendly features            

NEWBURGH, Ind. – As workers put the finishing touches on the brand new Newburgh Schnucks, associates are preparing to welcome customers to the grand opening at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.  The store, located at 8301 Bell Oaks Drive, replaces the store that Schnucks acquired from Neville’s IGA in 1992.            

At 63,000 square feet, the new store is approximately 20,000 square feet larger than the previous location allowing wider aisles and an offering of nearly 50,000 different products.  “We think our present customers, and hopefully many new ones, will be impressed when they see what Schnucks can do when we build a store from the ground up,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck.  “We are excited to be able to offer our customers a host of new products and services.”            

According to Store Manager Annette Stanley, the perishable area of the store will have an open-market feel with high ceilings and several features new to Newburgh shoppers.  “Upon entering customers immediately will notice a food bar, soup bar and olive bar in the prepared foods section as well a sandwich shop and cheese island,” Stanley said.  “In the seafood area of the store, our customers will find a sushi sales area as well as a shrimp bar.  For coffee lovers, we have included a Kaldi’s Coffee sitting area with free wi-fi access, and for those hoping to learn a new recipe, there will be a Schnuck Cooks kiosk where customers can learn how to prepare a quick and easy meal in just minutes.” 

The store also includes new earth-friendly features that customers may or may not notice.  According to Schnucks Director of Facilities Engineering Ross Hutsel, Schnucks sustainability and “green” initiatives focus on reducing energy and water use, reducing contributions to landfill waste and increasing the use of recyclables and recycled materials.  “Schnucks is pursuing a ‘building block’ approach that allows us to upgrade each new store with the latest advances in energy and water efficient technologies and building practices,” Hutsel said.  “The new Newburgh store is a continuation of our work to date and another step towards our goal of achieving a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified prototype store design.”

 

Hutsel says green initiatives can be found both inside and outside the store.  The interior includes energy efficient lighting, water efficient plumbing fixtures and accessories and an energy management system to control lighting, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration.  He added that a major focus has been in the area of refrigeration including energy efficient systems that use waste heat to support the store’s hot water requirements and refrigerated display cases with high efficiency components that further reduce energy consumption.             

The exterior will feature a highly reflective white TPO roof, a low-pressure sprinkler system and parking lot light fixtures to reduce night sky light pollution.            

In keeping with the Schnucks tradition of recycling corrugated cardboard, plastic bags and plastic shrink wrap, the store also includes recyclable mats and carpet in the vestibule and pharmacy.            

To ease customer transition, the current Newburgh Schnucks will close permanently at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.  The pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. on the 10th.       

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 105 stores (including five Logli stores) and 101 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi. 

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