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Todd Schnuck Rises to Chairman and CEO of Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Anthony Hucker Advances to President and COO
ST. LOUIS – In the second phase of a transition announced in January of 2014, Todd R. Schnuck, 55, is now chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Schnuck Markets, Inc. Anthony T. Hucker, 48, who joined Schnucks in September 2013, is now president and chief operating officer (COO) and the first non-family member to hold this office in the St. Louis-based food and pharmacy company.
Earlier this year, then CEO Scott Schnuck turned the reigns of the family company over to Todd. Today’s announcement and title change finalizes the transition. Scott now serves as chairman of the executive committee.
Todd Schnuck will guide Schnucks forward overseeing the organization’s top leadership team and will forward the Schnucks vision of Nourishing People’s Lives through the growth and development of the company. (Schnucks recently opened a replacement store in St. Charles, Mo., and a new store in Farmington, Mo. will open on Nov. 19.) Todd will also work to integrate the fourth generation into the business.
Todd Schnuck earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia in 1981 and an MBA from Cornell University in 1983. He joined Schnucks full time in 1987 from his position as associate vice president/investment banking with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in St. Louis. Todd had a lead role in the National (1995), Logli (1998) and Seessel’s (2002) acquisitions.
Todd has strong affiliations through board service with organizations that further education, community and environment. Currently, he serves on the Boards of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (executive committee finance chair), United Way, Fair St. Louis Foundation and Urban League of St. Louis (past chairman). He also serves on the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation Board.
Graduating with honors, Anthony holds a bachelor of arts in retail marketing from the University of Manchester and a diploma in international marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Anthony has continuing executive education from MIT, Harvard, Wharton and Chicago Booth School of Business where he teaches strategy and retailing. He is also a guest lecturer at the Marriott School of Business at BYU, the Saïd School of Business at Oxford University, and Trinity College, Dublin. He previously served as president of Giant Food, based in Washington, DC. Anthony has also held executive leadership roles at Walmart and he was part of the original start up team that set up Aldi in the UK.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is celebrating 75 years of serving customers in 2014. The family-owned company operates 98 stores and 93 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.