Contact: Marie L. McGeehan at Casey Communications, Inc., 314/962-0944, or Dee Wetzel at Schnucks Markets, Inc., 314/994-4608.

April 14, 1998

Schnucks Downtown Store Associate Chosen As Checker of the Year

ST. LOUIS -- Nell Johnson, customer service cashier at the Schnucks Downtown store and a St. Louis resident, was honored recently as the company-wide Checker of the Year. The award was presented by Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc., and Scott C. Schnuck, president and chief operating officer.

The award is given each year to a checker or customer service cashier with exceptional performance in such areas as friendliness and courtesy to customers and co-workers; job knowledge and skill; and honesty, integrity and respect for others. The company winner is chosen from eight division winners. Division winners are selected from Checker of the Year winners at each of Schnucks' 89 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Other division winners include:

Johnson joined Schnucks in 1995 with the National acquisition. Johnson has been honored three times as the Downtown store Checker of the Year.

"Nell has the kind of personality and positive attitude that allows her to shine in all situations," says Store Manager Jerry Birke. "She makes great contributions to our store team and always puts her customers first."

Johnson will enjoy a one-week vacation for two in Hawaii as the Schnucks Checker of the Year. Division winners received a weekend trip for two to the Lake of the Ozarks. All store winners received a crystal award, a $200 Schnucks gift certificate and new name badges identifying them as Checker of the Year.

Founded in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a family-owned regional supermarket company with 89 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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