Schnucks to close Illinois store next month

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Schnucks to close Illinois store next month

By Sandra Levy - 07/08/2019
Schnucks will have one less store in Illinois. The company announced it is closing its Wilshire Village store located at 634 Berkshire Blvd. in East Alton. The 22,000-sq.-ft. store will close at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4. Since it was acquired in October 2018, the store consistently has suffered from poor sales, the company said.

Schnucks said that all of the store’s 27 associates will be offered transfers to other nearby Schnucks stores and will retain their same rate of pay.

“We open stores only when we believe they will be both a preferred choice for shoppers and successful for our company, but in this instance, our customers are increasingly bypassing this store in favor of one of our three nearby stores instead,” Schnucks chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck said.

The company’s stores in Wood River, Bethalto and Alton are all within 4.5 miles of the Wilshire Village location.

Schnucks will be depositing $15 in Schnucks Rewards points into the accounts of each Schnucks Rewards customer whose home store, as of July 3, is Wilshire Village. The Rewards points will automatically be deposited on Aug. 4.

“This is a way for us to thank Wilshire Village customers who have been loyal to this store long before we acquired it, while also encouraging them to continue shopping with us at one of our eight other Madison County stores or any Schnucks store they choose,” Schnuck said.

Points will be awarded to Schnucks Rewards customers who, as of July 3, had Wilshire Village selected as “My Store” within their Schnucks Rewards account. Points also will be awarded to those who, as of July 3, had made more Schnucks Rewards purchases at Wilshire Village than any other Schnucks store. No additional action is required by customers, the company said.

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