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Schnucks say it will expand presence in Illinois

St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets Inc. on Friday joined with Mahomet IGA owners Brooks and Tammy Marsh to announce that Schnucks has acquired the Mahomet IGA at 202 Eastwood Drive in Mahomet, Ill.

The store will remain open as Mahomet IGA through 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, before reopening on Wednesday, April 1 as Schnucks. The Schnucks Human Resources team will speak to the store’s 79 employees today to make employment offers.

This will be the company’s fourth store in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.

“Our mission is to nourish people’s lives, and we’re excited to be able to bring that philosophy to the people of Mahomet while also adding the store’s employees and their grocery experience to the Schnucks team,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Brooks and Tammy have operated this store with pride for 15 years, and we look forward to continuing to take care of the store’s longtime customers and welcoming many new ones as well.”

“As our family moves to our next chapter, we are excited to offer our friends, customers and teammates a company that shares our tradition of serving people,” said Brooks Marsh. “Schnucks offers excellence in nutritious foods and is a great fit in the growth of our dynamic village.”

Tammy Marsh added, “Our business and community have been such blessings in our lives. I look forward to what Schnucks will bring to these customers that have been like family to us.”

The Marshes will remain the owners of the 38,000-square-foot building, which will be leased to Schnucks. An 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will precede the April 1 opening.


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