St. Louis based Schnucks has purchased Fricks Market’s two stores also in Missouri. The stores closed on October 23rd and were remerchandised and reopened on October 27th remaining Frick’s Market operated by Schnucks. The Sullivan store will eventually be replaced by a new 23,000 square foot store under the Schnucks Fresh banner as will the Union store. Fricks Market was founded in 1927, when Owen Frick and his brother opened a store in Union, Missouri called Fricks Brothers Sanitary Meat Market. Later in 1930’s, the store moved and was renamed Fricks Market. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue our mission to nourish people’s lives in both Union and Sullivan,” said Chairman and CEO Todd Schuck in a statement. “I know (former Fricks owners) Jennifer and Daren Newbanks have remained committed to strengthening their communities through their decades of ownership. We’re excited to build upon their strong customer relationships as we provide our signature assortment of fresh produce, bakery, meat, seafood, and deli options, along with our award winning Schnucks brand portfolio of products”. Schnucks Markets operate 112 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.