Schnuck Markets on Thursday said Todd Schnuck would succeed his brother Scott Schnuck as the retailer’s CEO in March.
At the same time, Anthony Hucker will assume Todd Schnuck’s former role as COO, Schnucks said. Scott Schnuck, 63, will continue to serve as chairman and will assist Todd, 55, in the transition through September.
In addition, their older brother Craig Schnuck, 65, will formally retire and become chairman emeritus. Craig preceded Scott as CEO.
“My wife, Julie, and I and my extended family have been planning this for more than a year and Todd has been preparing for this for several years,” Scott Schnuck said in a statement. “Todd and I have worked very closely together over the years. I have the greatest confidence in his ability to lead our company to even greater success by working through our teammates to provide our customers with the best values and the highest quality goods and services.”
Hucker, 47, joined Schnucks in September as EVP and chief strategy officer. The former Walmart and Giant-Landover executive will assume the COO role concurrent with the transition.
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Scott Schnuck has served as Schnucks CEO for nearly eight years — a period in which the company differentiated through an emphasis on food and new store formats. Today, the Schnucks team includes 19 professional chefs, 43 Schnucks Cooks coaches, one certified cheese specialist, one dietitian, 36 certified specialists of wine (CSW), two Cicerones (beer certification), two certified florists, 86 FTD certified designers and others.
Schnucks also debuted the small-box Culinaria specialty format and a 74,000-square-foot format that reintroduced the in-store restaurant during Scott Schnuck’s era.
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