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

June 19, 1998

Schnucks Dorsett Expansion to Open Monday, June 22

ST. LOUIS -- Schnuck Markets, Inc. will open the expanded section of its Dorsett store at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 22. The expansion will add new departments and services, and expand existing departments as part of the process to create a Schnucks Super Center. The store is located at 2030 Dorsett Village in Maryland Heights, west on Dorsett from Interstate 270, on the northwest corner of Dorsett Road and Bennington.

The new addition features a greatly expanded fresh produce department, along with expanded deli, floral, bakery and smoked meat departments, and a full food bar/salad bar, Chef's Express and Oriental carryout. The new addition also includes a new bulk food/nutrition department.

These departments will be arranged in a tall, open area beneath an exposed, painted structural ceiling that creates an open-market atmosphere.

Customers can enjoy their favorite coffee beverage at the new coffee bar and relax in the new seating area by the deli/salad bar area.

The 15,000 square-foot addition on the north side increases the store size to 60,000 square feet.

Still more improvements are planned for Dorsett customers. With the opening of the new addition, remodeling of the existing side of the store will begin immediately. Plans include a new video department, a pharmacy, a service meat center and the expansion of most major departments.

"When complete, the store will offer everything a new Schnucks offer," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnucks. "We want to continue bringing high quality food and general merchandise along with the services our customers desire in a pleasant, market-like atmosphere."

The store is managed by Chuck Kinnison who most recently served as store manager at Grandview and has been with Schnucks since 1972. Rocky Myers is co-manager.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 89 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.