Schnuck Markets Inc. is introducing a new store format in Columbia, Missouri, focused on consumers prioritizing health and wellness, natural foods and “the occasional splurge.” EatWell, A Natural Food Store by Schnucks, will open in early summer 2020 at 111 South Providence Road. The location was formerly a Lucky’s Market before Schnucks purchased it during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year. Schnucks is currently remodeling the 42,000-s.f. store in preparation for the new format.
“We’re celebrating 50 years of serving Columbia customers, and their loyalty over these last five decades makes this a perfect place for Schnucks to try something new with our EatWell store,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Our mission as a company is to nourish people’s lives, and we’re excited to be able to build on that mission by launching a store where it’s easy to make healthier choices, while still also being able to pick up a few decadent treats for those special occasions that may be worth the extra calories.”
In addition to offering natural food items, the neighborhood store also will include a focus on organic and local items and feature a natural living department in which teammates can assist customers with choosing options that fit a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
EatWell will employ approximately 80 teammates, most of whom have already joined the company from Lucky’s, though there are still jobs available. Those seeking work can apply now at schnucks.com/careers – select “Central Missouri” under “Location Group” for available positions. EatWell will be the second Schnucks-owned store in Columbia. The Schnucks store at 1400 Forum Blvd. employs 110 teammates and will continue to provide traditional supermarket offerings as well as Schnucks exclusive signature items.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 112 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, and employs 13,500 teammates.