Schnuck Markets has hired Bill Bradley as chief marketing and communications officer, a new role at the regional grocer.
St. Louis-based Schnucks said Tuesday that Bradley is slated to start in the post on Aug. 3. The company noted that he will lead its newly merged marketing, communications and customer insights team.
Bradley (left) comes to Schnucks after spending nearly 29 years at Anheuser-Busch, most recently as vice president of community affairs. His career at the St. Louis-based brewing giant included holding key positions in brand and special event marketing, leading campaigns for brands such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top and Michelob. Before becoming vice president of community affairs at the company, he served as senior director of corporate social responsibility.
“I’ve known Bill for more than 20 years and cannot express how excited I am to have him join Schnucks, where he will thrive in our culture and with our team,” David Peacock, president and chief operating officer of Schnucks Markets, said in a statement. “We know customers are determining where they shop based on their emotional connection to retailers — making our brand’s message and community focus more critical than ever — and Bill’s expertise and leadership is paramount as we leverage these core areas.”
A native of the St. Louis area, Bradley graduated from Hazelwood Central High School and attended St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala. He currently serves on the boards of the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Chapter, United Way of Greater St. Louis, COCA and Guns ‘N Hoses.
Schnuck Markets operates 113 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa and has more than 14,000 employees.