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Schnucks Celebrates 50 Years in Des Peres, Missouri

Schnucks Celebrates 50 Years in Des Peres, Missouri

50 years ago on July 31, 1963, Schnuck Markets opened its first store – a 27,000 square-foot location 11945 Manchester Road in Des Peres, Missouri. Now, store employees and affiliates are gearing up for its anniversary celebration kicking off July 31, 2013.
The Schnucks operation in Des Peres has led the way in innovation, according to Store Manager Ken Ringkamp. “Not only did the original store feature Schnucks first dine-in restaurant, it included several specialty departments considered ahead of their time for the day including an ‘old-time’ delicatessen, carryout foods, gourmet foods, a ham bar, and a 150-foot-long produce display,” said Ringkamp.
Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck recalls the original store opening when he was just 13 years old which he attended with his father, Don, and uncle Ed. “From the beginning, we’ve enjoyed a strong partnership with the Des Peres community and it’s because of their loyalty and support that we were able to build the beautiful store we all enjoy today,” Schnuck said.
The company has planned five days of fun events for customers of all ages including a ribbon cutting 50 years to the day of the first. “Our long-time customers will enjoy seeing some of the familiar faces at our ribbon cutting as well as share in the refreshments and join in the activities,” said Ringkamp.
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Schnucks Des Peres 50th Anniversary Celebration Events (July 31 – Aug. 4)
Wednesday, July 31
• Ribbon Cutting 50 years to the day after the original store opening (9 a.m.)
• OscarMayer Wiener Mobile (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
• Baseball-themed Fun starting at 5 p.m. featuring Fredbird (5 - 6 p.m.), a Budweiser Clydesdale (6 – 8 p.m.) and traditional ball park snacks.

Thursday, Aug. 1
• Storewide sampling of Missouri-made products
• Produce farmers market on the parking lot (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 2
• Barbeque on the parking lot (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
• Family evening featuring face painting and balloons animals (3 -7 p.m.)
• Storytelling for kids on the mezzanine (7 – 9 p.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 3
• Turn back the calendar five decades – 60s music will be featured in the store while teammates don their way back “threads.”
• Produce farmers market on the parking lot (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
• Seafood Road Show (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 4
• Storewide sampling
• Character Appearances (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
• Seafood Road Show (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)