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Schnucks to Open New Natural Food Store, EatWell

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Schnucks to Open New Natural Food Store, EatWell

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Schnucks to Open New Natural Food Store, EatWell
Grocer to introduce the new format in Columbia, Mo. in summer 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 21, 2020 – Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced that the company is introducing a new store format in Columbia, Mo. focused on consumers prioritizing health and wellness, natural foods, and the occasional splurge. EatWell, A Natural Food Store by Schnucks, will open in early summer 2020 at 111 South Providence Road. The location was formerly a Lucky’s Market before Schnucks purchased it during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year. Schnucks is currently remodeling the 42,000-square-foot store in preparation for the new format. 

“We’re celebrating 50 years of serving Columbia customers, and their loyalty over these last five decades makes this a perfect place for Schnucks to try something new with our EatWell store,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Our mission as a company is to nourish people’s lives and we’re excited to be able to build on that mission by launching a store where it’s easy to make healthier choices, while still also being able to pick up a few decadent treats for those special occasions that may be worth the extra calories.”

In addition to offering natural food items, the neighborhood store will also include a focus on organic and local items, and feature a natural living department in which teammates can assist customers with choosing options that fit a healthy, balanced lifestyle. 

EatWell will employ approximately 80 teammates, most of whom have already joined the company from Lucky’s, though there are still jobs available. Those seeking work can apply now at – select “Central Missouri” under “Location Group” for available positions. EatWell will be the second Schnucks-owned store in Columbia. The Schnucks store at 1400 Forum Blvd. employs 110 teammates and will continue to provide traditional supermarket offerings as well as Schnucks exclusive signature items. 

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 112 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and employs 13,500 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. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at and LinkedIn at