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Schnucks Promotes Ryan Cuba to Chief Merchant Role

NEWS RELEASES   /  7/23/2020

Schnucks Promotes Ryan Cuba to Chief Merchant Role

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Schnucks Promotes Ryan Cuba to Chief Merchant Role
Cuba transitions to top merchant from business development role

ST. LOUIS, JULY 23, 2020 – Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced Ryan Cuba will lead the company’s merchandising department as its Chief Merchant. Cuba was most recently the company’s Chief Business Development and Transformation Officer.

Cuba steps into the Chief Merchant role with more than 25 years in retailing, dating back to the May Company. He has been with Schnucks for 14 years, eight of which he led Store Operations before taking the helm of the newly-formed Business Development Department. Through Cuba’s leadership in that role, Schnucks grew its E-commerce business, closed the sale of the company’s pharmacy business to CVS, launched the new EatWell store in Columbia, Missouri and completed the acquisition of 19 Shop ‘n Save stores. 

“Ryan’s combination of business acumen and wide-ranging experience across varied disciplines positions him as the ideal leader who can empower the company’s success as a regional grocer competing in a complex, evolving market,” said Schnucks President and COO David Peacock. “His data-centric approach will help drive performance, while his track record of leadership and development of people will serve the merchandising organization well as they evolve to meet changing customer needs.”

Cuba is a St. Louis native, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Saint Louis University.

He serves on the board of directors for Operation Food Search and is a supporter of Junior Achievement and the United Way. 

Cuba replaces Steve Mayer after three years in the role.

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 113 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, and employs more than 14,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2019 rankings, Schnucks is the 155th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 16th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $16 million in food to pantries that help those in need.