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

July 15, 1999

Godfrey Schnucks Gives Customers A Present for the Millennium -- A 10,000-Square-Foot Addition With More "Presents" To Come

ST. LOUIS -- The Schnucks at 2712 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, Ill., is giving its customers a millennium shopping present of a larger and remodeled store featuring new and expanded departments. A new 10,000-square-foot addition opened June 29 and is part of a major remodeling of the store which is making excellent progress on its way to completion this fall. The addition features a European market environment with an exposed structure ceiling and market cart displays and includes an expanded produce department, a new nutrition department and an expanded video department. The deli department was expanded substantially and relocated to the new addition and now features hot and cold carry-out items. The seafood department also was expanded and relocated to this section.

Customers also will find a new parking lot with new lighting, a newly-painted exterior and a new roof.

Work is now beginning on the rest of the millennium "present" -- the remodel of the remaining 42,000 square feet. What formerly was the produce section will be remodeled to include a wider variety of grocery and general merchandise products. A new floral department is being added. The dairy and frozen food departments will be expanded. The pharmacy will be remodeled and expanded and will feature a greater variety of health and beauty products. The bakery also will be remodeled. Additional checkouts will be added to ensure excellent checkout service.

The "new" store is expected to be complete this fall.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 91 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.