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Schnucks changing hours amid challenging labor market

Schnucks has announced it is changing its operating hours in response to a challenging labor market and evolving customer shopping patterns.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, most Schnucks stores throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will observe new daily operating hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., scaling back by one hour what has been a traditional closing time of 10 p.m.

Nine stores in the St. Louis area will remain open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily: Arsenal, Cross Keys, Dorsett, Hampton Village, Ladue Crossing, Lindell, Loughborough, Richmond Center and South City. (Store hours at Downtown St. Louis, EatWell in Columbia, Mo., and Schnucks Fresh in Jasper, Ind., will not change.)

Also on Oct. 4, all deli, meat and seafood department service counters will be open to serve customers 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Schnucks also said Monday it is paying out performance and retention bonuses to certain of its workers.

To show appreciation to teammates for continued service to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Schnucks is awarding eligible store and facility teammates a performance and retention bonus. Teammates who qualify could receive up to $600 in a one-time bonus paying out in January 2022. The performance and retention bonus will be based on hours worked. This is the fourth bonus Schnucks has issued to teammates since the spring of 2020.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our teammates have remained committed to our customers and our communities,” said Ted Schnuck, executive vice president, Supermarkets. “As we look ahead to the busy holiday season, we are acknowledging their contributions and are thankful for their continued efforts to help us nourish people’s lives.”

The company also announced that it will close all of its stores the day after Christmas, to give workers more time with their families.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, 1 to 5 p.m., Schnucks is hosting a company-wide career fair at all 111 stores as well as the Schnucks Bakery Plant to hire for a variety of positions offering flexible schedules, career advancement, paid weekly, health benefits (after a qualifying period) and other teammate perks. Most positions are part-time to start. No experience is necessary.

Teammates hired at the career fair who remain employed through Jan. 2 will be eligible for the performance and retention bonus.

1 Comment

  1. pat on October 4, 2021 at 7:20 am

    What happened to all their previous employees? I have shopped there every week for years and since covid no matter what day or time do not see any former employees. Do they not pay well or did they let everyone go? Something seems wrong … now we must suffer with shorter hours. To Dierburgs I go?. We just have hardly any choices any more where to go for groceries. Prices higher than ever and service sucks. Am disabled and never offered any help to car with cart full of bags.

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