Schnucks Supermarket was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1939 by Todd Schnuck. The company grew rapidly and opened its first large store operation in 1947. By 1952, the company had opened a second location. The store symbol of a solider wasn’t added until 1968.
Today, Schnucks Supermarkets has more than 100 locations in 5 midwestern states. The company had annual revenue in 2011 of $206 billion. Schnucks is one of the largest privately owned supermarket chains in America.
Schnucks announced in 2012 that the company had experienced a “system compromise” and that possibly as many as 2.4 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen. The problem has since been resolved, according to the CEO.
The company acquired 19 Shop N Save stores in the St. Louis area and in early November of 2018, began to rename and remodel these stores.