Schnucks Store to Break the Record for the World’s Largest Pineapple Display

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Schnucks Store to Break the Record for the World’s Largest Pineapple Display

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Schnucks Store to Break the Record for the World’s Largest Pineapple Display
Portion of Sales to Benefit Folds of Honor; Selfie Contest to Award $1,000 in Schnucks Gift Cards

ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2019Schnuck Markets, Inc. is hosting a sweet event at a South St. Louis store as it seeks to break the world record for the largest pineapple display and support military families at the same time. Schnucks is joining with Fyffes produce to debut a display of 19,650 pineapples at Schnucks Arsenal (5055 Arsenal, 63139) on Friday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Schnucks expects to comfortably surpass previous records held by other grocers whose displays ranged from 15,000 to 18,000 pineapples. A portion of sales from all pineapples purchased at the store will benefit Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled military service members.

In addition to checking out the eye-popping display, customers will also be treated to:

  • Free samples of grilled Salmon burgers topped with pineapple (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Samplings of other pineapple-themed food, desserts and drinks (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Kids Face Painting & Cookie Decorating (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Customers who use the hashtag #WorldsLargestPineappleDisplay and who post their pineapple display selfie to Instagram will be entered into a contest for a chance to win $1,000 in Schnucks gift cards.*

The event is the latest effort by the grocer to support Folds of Honor. For the second consecutive year, Schnucks is hosting a “Round up at the Register” campaign to benefit the nonprofit. Through July 4, Schnucks customers at all 117 of the company’s stores can contribute to Folds of Honor at checkout by rounding up their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar. One hundred percent of donations benefit Folds of Honor. The 501(c)(3) has awarded more than $130 million in scholarships to military spouses and children since 2007.

*Visit http://schnucks.com/pineapple for complete contest rules.

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery and pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 117 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and employs 14,500 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2018 rankings, Schnucks is the 168th 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 $13 million in food to pantries that help those in need. Follow Schnucks on Facebook: www.facebook.com/schnucks.

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