St. Louis-based Schnucks Markets has received the 2023 Google Cloud Customer of the Year Award in two categories – retail industry and social impact.
Schnucks was recognized for its achievements utilizing the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping customers excel in retail operations and community engagement.
“The Google Cloud Customer Awards are an opportunity to recognize the most innovative, technically advanced and transformative cloud deployments across industries, from around the globe, built on our platform,” said Brian Hall, VP of product and industry marketing at Google Cloud.
“I want to congratulate Schnucks on achieving awards in two categories and serving as an innovator for the industry.”
In its application for the retail industry award category, Schnucks highlighted its efforts in leveraging insights from Google Cloud’s ecosystem to provide personalized shopping experiences for Schnucks Rewards customers.
The development of a robust data and analytics environment was also featured, which enables the grocer to increase its competitiveness with national grocery retailers.
“Within the last year, both Forbes and CDO Magazine have recognized Schnucks as a leading data-driven, innovative company,” said Tom Henry, Schnucks’ chief data officer and deputy chief information officer.
“What we have achieved would not have been possible without Google Cloud. The significant time and cost saved with Google Cloud has accelerated delivery of insights and the execution of our strategic roadmap.”
For the company’s second category of honors, Schnucks highlighted partnerships with nonprofits who amplify the company’s mission, including Operation Food Search, Pink Ribbon Good, United Way, Urban League and The Salvation Army.
“Schnucks has a decades-long history and commitment to the communities it serves and is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that are aligned with the company’s community pillars of fighting food insecurity and hunger and developing the workforce,” said Schron Jackson, Schnucks’ director of community engagement and customer care.