Ballwin, MO – Following the announcement by Schnucks that they are purchasing 19 Shop ‘n Save locations — as well as a stand alone pharmacy operation in Union, MO —from United Natural Foods, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 President David Cook, who represents approximately 1,500 Shop ‘n Save employees in Missouri, issued the following statement.
“I am happy to hear that a good family-owned employer here in St. Louis will be adding to their union family by acquiring many Shop ‘n Save locations," Cook said. "Our union's number one priority remains maintaining the good benefits and wages of our hard-working partners at Shop ‘n Save. I look forward to working with leaders at Shop ‘n Save and Schnucks to ensure a smooth transition and the best possible deal for the men and women that these businesses are built on.”
Local 655 represents approximately 10,000 members overall in Eastern Missouri and Illinois, working largely in the retail grocery industry.