Company honored by Google Cloud in both Retail Industry and Social Impact award categories
Schnuck Markets, Inc. has announced that it has received the 2023 Google Cloud Customer of the Year Award in two categories – Retail Industry and Social Impact.
Schnucks was recognized for its achievements utilizing the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping customers excel in retail operations and community engagement.
“The Google Cloud Customer Awards are an opportunity to recognize the most innovative, technically advanced and transformative cloud deployments across industries, from around the globe, built on our platform,” said Brian Hall, VP of Product and Industry Marketing at Google Cloud. “I want to congratulate Schnucks on achieving awards in two categories and serving as an innovator for the industry.”
In its application for the Retail Industry award category, Schnucks highlighted its efforts in leveraging insights from Google Cloud’s ecosystem to provide personalized shopping experiences for Schnucks Rewards customers. The development of a robust data and analytics environment was also featured, which enables the region’s leading grocer to increase its competitiveness with national grocery retailers.
“Within the last year, both Forbes and CDO Magazine have recognized Schnucks as a leading data-driven, innovative company,” said Schnucks Chief Data Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer Tom Henry. “What we have achieved would not have been possible without Google Cloud. The significant time and cost saved with Google Cloud has accelerated delivery of insights and the execution of our strategic roadmap.”
For the company’s second category of honors, Social Impact, Schnucks highlighted key partnerships with nonprofits who amplify the company’s mission to nourish people’s lives, including Operation Food Search, Pink Ribbon Good, United Way, Urban League and The Salvation Army.
“Schnucks has a decades-long history and commitment to the communities it serves, and is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that are aligned with the company’s community pillars of fighting food insecurity & hunger and developing the workforce,” said Schnucks Director of Community Engagement and Customer Care Schron Jackson. “To better serve our communities, we work as a team with our Information Technology teammates to support our community efforts, such as through our Donate Your Schnucks Rewards customer program.”
In recognition of retaining excellence as an independent grocer of the past year, Progressive Grocer named Schnucks as “2023 Outstanding Independent” along with 24 other grocers who have perfected the fine art of making themselves beloved and indispensable members of their respective communities.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third and fourth generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 115 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 12,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2022 rankings, Schnucks is the 178th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 14th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $14 million in food to pantries that help those in need.