ST. LOUIS (WEHT) – Schnucks will end tobacco sales beginning on January 1, 2020, the company announced on Thursday.
The company will stop the sale of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, and snuff.
The company will continue to sell its inventory through the end of the year.
Starting October 15, Schnucks will offer double Schnucks Rewards points on all over-the-counter cessation products.
“Tobacco products are certainly a profitable part of our business, but our company’s mission is to nourish people’s lives,” said Schnucks Chairman & CEO Todd Schnuck. “Tobacco products directly contradict our core mission and that means that they simply don’t belong in our stores. We respect people’s right to make decisions that are best for them, and while we know this may not sit well with everyone, we believe it’s the right thing to do for the health of our communities, and our customers and that makes it the right decision for our company.”
(This story was originally published on October 3, 2019)