St. Louis, Missouri-based Schnucks Markets Inc. is joining supermarkets and food manufacturers across the country to celebrate the second annual Supermarket Employee Day. FMI – The Food Industry Association has proclaimed this holiday to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives.
With more than 40,000 individual stores that sell food and grocery items in the United States alone, supermarkets are the backbones of our communities. Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive.
“Despite industry challenges with supply chain and labor, our teammates have remained committed to the Schnucks’ mission to Nourish People’s Lives. They are true heroes and we are honored to applaud and celebrate them,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Over the past year our teammates have continued to adapt and serve our communities while personifying compassion and courage when our customers have most needed to be encouraged. I am proud of our team.”
To thank its essential workers, each employee that has a Schnucks Rewards account will receive 5,000 points, or $10 worth, to use for a break meal. Schnucks has continued to stock break rooms at all stores with snacks and beverages for teammates to thank them for serving customers.
“Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude and respect, which is why we are creating a holiday to celebrate them,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI – The Food Industry Association. “The fact is they always have been frontline heroes during periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters or global pandemics, these brave and dedicated individuals keep communities strong and moving forward.”
Honor your favorite heroes in social media posts by using the hashtags #SupermarketEmployeeDay and #SupermarketHeroes.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnucks Markets, Inc. is a third and fourth generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 111 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 12,000 employees.
According to Forbes’ 2021 rankings, Schnucks is the 160th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 15th largest privately-owned grocer. The company annually donates more than $13 million in food to pantries that help those in need.
For more information, visit nourish.schnucks.com.