St. Louis, Missouri-based Schnuck Markets Inc. is joining supermarkets and food manufacturers nationwide Feb. 22 in celebration of the third annual Supermarket Employee Day.
FMI – The Food Industry Association organized this holiday to recognize employees at every level for the work they do. Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services.
“Schnucks teammates at all stores, facilities and offices remain committed to our company’s mission of nourishing people’s lives in our many communities throughout the Midwest,” said Todd Schnuck, chairman and CEO.
“I invite our great customers to stop by their local Schnucks store to celebrate and thank the teammates who serve them each and every day.”
In honor of the occasion, each teammate who has a Schnucks Rewards account will receive 5,000 points ($10) to use for a break meal.
“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.”
FMI has created a Grocery Industry Economic Impact map to highlight the food retail industry’s economic impact on federal, state and local economies by employing millions of workers to provide consumers with safe, healthy and affordable food every day.
Consumers can celebrate grocery employees through social media posts by using the hashtags #SupermarketEmployeeDay and #SupermarketHeroes.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets Inc. is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned grocery retailer. It operates 114 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 12,000 people. According to Forbes’ 2022 rankings, Schnucks is the 178th largest privately-owned company in the U.S. and the 14th largest privately-owned grocer.