ST LOUIS — Schnuck Markets here yesterday said that Todd Schnuck, president of the family-owned chain, would add the title of chief operating officer and take on responsibility the day-to-day store operations. In an interview with SN, he said the move “made sense for the long-term succession planning at the business.”
Scott Schnuck, one of Todd’s older brothers, remains chairman and chief executive officer but turns over the operational responsibilities to Todd. “It frees me up to do the things I should be doing as CEO,” Scott told SN. "It gives me time to look at the business the way I should in terms of strategy.”
In addition to those changes, the company said Bill Bredenkoetter would retire as senior vice president of operations after 38 years with the company, and Randy Wedel would retire as senior vice president of marketing and merchandising after 22 years at Schnucks.
Other changes announced: Dave Bell was named chief financial officer; Ryan Cuba becomes vice president of store operations; Lori Caster becomes vice president of merchandising; Mary Moorkamp remains general counsel and secretary and takes on additional responsibility for real estate, facilities research, loss prevention and food safety; Rick Frede becomes chief talent and strategy officer; and Steve Carroll becomes vice president of logistics.
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