The heart of North St. Louis County is about to become the distribution hub of hometown grocer Schnucks Markets. The state-of-the-art facility, opening 2016, will accommodate the company’s main warehousing and transportation for nearly 100 stores.
At nearly one million square feet, the distribution center not only doubles the company’s footprint, but is among St. Louis County’s largest developments. It’s located in NorthPark, a 550-acre business park located near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
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Schnucks has a history of growth in its hometown. Today, the family-owned company has more than 10,800 employees in the St. Louis area and has grown to $2.6 billion in revenue for 2014.
History of Growth:
1939 – Edwin Schnuck opened his first wholesale meat business in North St. Louis.
1967 – Schnucks moved into a warehouse facility where it serviced about a dozen stores. Today this facility is the home of Schnucks’ bakery plant.
1971 – Schnucks built its Bridgeton facility, where it serviced nearly 50 stores. Since then, it has been expanded twice, but can no longer meet the needs of the growing grocery chain.
2016 – Schnucks will open a million-square-foot facility to service its 100 stores. Approximately 400 people will be employed at this location.