Schnucks Markets debuts smaller-store, ‘fresh’ store concept

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Schnucks Fresh is located in Jasper, Indiana.

Schnucks Markets is putting a new emphasis on fresh.

The Midwest grocer has opened its first store under the “Schnucks Fresh,” banner, in Jasper, Indiana. The 18,000-sq.-ft. store features debuts smaller-format design that is focused around fresh departments, including produce, meat, seafood and bakery. Knoebel Construction serving as the general contractor for the store, which is Schnucks’ seventh in Indiana.

“As a new format for us, Schnucks Fresh will be a store that customers will be able to quickly and easily navigate, where they will find an extensive selection of the same fresh products for which Schnucks is known throughout the Midwest,” stated Schnucks Markets chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.  

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Kneobel constructed the Schnucks Fresh location in a former Cash Saver building in Jasper’s Germantown Shopping Center. Knoebel previously completed projects in Missouri for Schnucks Markets in Dardenne Prairie and Sunset Hills and is currently renovating a location in Jefferson City. Knoebel has completed new construction and renovation projects for numerous grocery brands, including Kroger, Fresh Thyme, Lucky’s Markets, Save A Lot, Patel Brothers and Payless Supermarkets. 

Founded in 1939, Schnucks is based in St. Louis. The company operates 111 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 13,000.