Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Doris and her late husband Donald O. Schnuck founded Schnucks Markets grocery stores. Although she moved from Ladue, some of her children who still run the grocery store chain, still live there.
Doris Schnuck, wife of the late Donald O. Schnuck, died May 11, 2013, at her home in Clayton. Together the Schnucks expanded Schnucks Markets, which has grown to include over 100 grocery stores. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Schnuck, 88, had been in failing health recently. Her children, who still live in Ladue, run the family company now. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch: Scott Schuck is chairman of the board and CEO. Todd Schnuck is president and COO. Craig Schnuck is chairman of the executive committee. Mark Schnuck is president of Desco Group, the family's real estate operation. Terry Schnuck and daughter Nancy Diemer are retired from day-to-day operations at the company. Terry, formerly secretary and general counsel, is now…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnucks, issued a video apology on YouTube.
The Chairman and CEO of Schnucks is apologizing for the attack on it’s credit card payment system. In a video posted to the Schnucks Markets YouTube page Friday, May 10, CEO Scott Schnuck said access was blocked on March 30 and that all new credit and debit cards would not be affected. Schnuck cautions, however, that any cards used before March 30 are still subject to fraud. According to Fox 2 News, Schnucks estimates 2.4 million credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen over a three month period. Three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the grocery chain since the incident occurred, Fox 2 reports.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said. The news comes after thousands of Schnucks customers had their credit and debit cards compromised due to a security breach.
Customers of Commerce Bank should keep an eye on the mail. You're likely getting new debit cards, even if you didn't ask for one. Clayton-based Commerce Bancshares confirms that customers throughout the region are getting new cards as a precaution following a security breach at Schnucks grocery stores around the area that compromised customer financial data. Carl Bradbury, Commerce's Director of Consumer Products, wouldn't identify Schnucks by name in an interview Thursday but did acknowledge "a large event" where cards were considered compromised, prompting the move. The decision to re-issue does not mean that a customer's card was necessarily compromised, but that it was used during a time period where others were. Bradbury also said …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rebirth of a center will bring significant impact to the community at large.
Give me a “D,” give me an “E,” give me an “S,”.... Sounds really silly calling on a high school cheer for a property development corporation. But let’s give credit where credit is due. DESCO Properties, developer of Schnucks Markets throughout the Midwest is putting the cherry on the topping of one of the most beautiful and purposeful shopping centers anywhere in the region. The Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue (and part of Clayton) serves as a front-door entrance to the city. The shabby Lammert’s Center, home of long-gone Wild Oats Market and other failed projects are a mere fleeting memory. And the pieces fell into place so fast. DESCO bought this foreclosed property from the bank, pumping new life into the center for a first-class shopping…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Whether you shopped at Schnucks and discovered your card information was stolen or not, here's some tips to tackle identity theft in this case and others.
It doesn't matter if you shopped at Schnucks during the breach period: Identity theft can happen anytime, anywhere. That's what Kris Schmidt, assistant special agent of the Secret Service's St. Louis office, is emphasizing. Schmidt told Patch the breach into Schnucks' server that was discovered last month is an example of how information can be stolen on a very large scale. "Nobody really knows if it's safe to use your card or not until there's a breach," Schmidt said. As Patch previously reported, the cyberattack affected customers' debit and credit card numbers used at the grocery chain between December 2012 and March 29 of this year. A KMOV report shared that 2.4 million cards used at 79 of the store's 100 locations are at risk of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 stores may have been compromised. Check out the list of stores and the latest on the security breach investigation.
Monday morning, Schnucks released its list of St. Louis area stores that were impacted by the recent security breach. As a result of that breach, Schnucks customers across the St. Louis area have found fraudulent charges on their debit and cards. The Schnucks stores on the list (which can be found in the PDF portion of this article along with a timeline issued by Schnucks) are located in a number of Patches throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding counties. Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 may have been compromised between December and March. The company also says the card number and expiration date may have been accessed, but not the cardholder’s name or address. Schnucks has also set up a …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The grocer is still investigating the scope of a data breach that compromised debit and credit card information.
A Schnucks spokesperson Tuesday could not specify exactly when, but said the grocer will identify a list of stores impacted by a cyberattack last month which left customers vulnerable to identity theft and fraudulent charges on their debit or credit cards along with a timeframe if when they were vulnerable. The company has already announced that it had "found and contained" the problem, but hasn't said exactly how it happened. "We have never spoken to scope of this because we just don't know it," Lori Willis said by phone Tuesday morning. The company released a weekend statement updating the situation, which you can read below. "We announced on March 30 that we had found and contained the issue. We strongly believe our containment …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The grocer said the issue with card purchases has been "found and contained." The company said it is working with law enforcement agencies and the Missouri Attorney General's office moving forward.
Schnucks announced early Saturday morning that a "very intense" investigation has revealed that the grocery store chain was the victim of a cyberattack and the problem was "found and contained," according to a company statement. "We have identified the issue and taken comprehensive measures to contain the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and the credit card companies to determine the scope and magnitude of this crime and apprehend those individuals making fraudulent purchases, Schnucks CEO Scott Schnuck said in the statement. "Our customers can continue using credit and debit cards at our stores. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers," he added. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Maryland Heights-based grocer has been feeling the wrath of customers who have had their bank accounts and credit cards compromised by identity thieves this month.
A spokeswoman for Schnucks told Patch Friday night that the grocery store chain has not been able to pinpoint the source of a breach that has left customers across the St. Louis region vulnerable to identity theft and bank accounts at risk. The Secret Service, which as of earlier this week was not officially involved in an investigation but had been in touch with local law enforcement agencies, speculated that it could be a third party which processes credit and debit card transactions. Once those card numbers are obtained, they are sold online in a black market, purchased by someone who creates new cards with the old numbers and racks up charges. In many cases, those charges are flagged by the card issuer and the consumer is cleared of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Schnucks in Ladue has everything for the holiday meal. Boned in sweet hams, turkeys, hot-crossed buns, fresh salmon; the many wines and the fresh flowers.
One of the holiest days in the Christian World is upon us. Lent is over and millions of Christians will celebrate the rebirth of Christ Sunday on Easter. The Schnucks Store in the Ladue Crossing has everything to celebrate the holiday meal. Come visit with Sue Easterwood in the flower department; Paul Guittar behind the meat counter; and all the folks who will make this a special day. The floral department is stocked with a wide variety of Easter flowers. They have a lot of tulips, lilies, and other fresh flowers to go. Eastwood noted that this time last year, it was so warm that bedding plants were already outside for sale. The meat department features sweet boned in hams ready to be carved for the holiday table. Warm it up, glaze it and …