ST. LOUIS (NEWS RELEASE) –Schnuck Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce that this summer it will begin construction of a new estimated $100 million, state-of-the-art distribution center at NorthPark in Kinloch in north St. Louis County. With more room and a more efficient layout than the company’s current distribution center in Bridgeton, Mo., the new complex supports Schnucks’ ongoing customer commitment to deliver quality products at affordable prices.
“As we continue to grow, our goal is to offer customers an even larger selection and variety of quality foods, and the new NorthPark facility allows us to do just that. This expansion nearly doubles our distribution and warehousing capabilities” said Todd Schnuck, Chairman and CEO of Schnucks. “Not only is this project a big investment in the north St. Louis County community, it’s a major investment in the future of our company and demonstrates our commitment to our customers and to the St. Louis area.”
The 915,000-square foot distribution center will be one of St. Louis County’s largest commercial developments in recent years. Schnucks expects the facility to be completed in summer 2016.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said, “On behalf of St. Louis County, we were proud to assist in making this investment in North County a reality. I commend Schnucks commitment to building this facility in Kinloch. It’s projects like this that will help revitalize our community.”
Schnucks’ NorthPark facility joins the company’s current 570,000-square-foot grocery warehouse in Bridgeton, which was built in 1971 and has undergone several expansions to accommodate the company’s growth.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 98 stores and 93 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.