Schnucks' new EatWell format slated for summer opening
Schnuck Markets is making it easier for customers to make healthier choices. The company is introducing a new store format in Columbia, Mo., focused on helping consumers prioritize health and wellness and natural foods, as well as 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-sq.-ft. store in preparation for the new format.
In addition to offering natural food items, the neighborhood store also will 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. Though the company said it is still finalizing the product selection, it will feature Schnucks' Full Circle organic and better-for-you brand, as well as its premium Culinaria own brand line.
“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.”
EatWell will employ approximately 80 teammates, most of whom have already joined the company from Lucky’s, though there are still jobs available.
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, the company said.
A version of this story originally appeared on DrugStoreNews.com