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

October 26, 1999

Schnuck Markets Names Management Team For First Peoria Store -- A New 87,000-Square-Foot Supercenter

ST. LOUIS - Schnuck Markets Inc. has named the management team for its first store in Peoria, a new 87,000-square-foot Schnucks Supercenter. The management team is busy putting on the finishing touches for the grand opening scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 9 a.m. The store is located at 4800 N. University, at the corner of Glen and University Avenues.

"We are excited and cannot wait to begin serving Peoria customers," says Store Manager Ray Warren.

Warren brings to Peoria more than 35 years experience is supermarket retailing. He joined Schnucks in 1995 when Schnucks acquired National Supermarkets and served as store manager in Kansas City for two years. He transferred to the Schnucks in Urbana, Ill. in October 1997.

He and his wife, Holly, customer service manager at the Schnucks in Pekin, Ill., live in East Peoria.

Richard Dye will serve as co-manager. Dye most recently served as co-manager in the Schnucks in Bloomington, Ill. He started with Schnucks in 1976 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., after working with TriCity Grocery in Collinsville, Ill. Dye has more than 33 years of supermarket retailing experience. Dye is a resident of Peoria.

Customer Service Manager Jannice Miller has been in the grocery business for 17 years. She recently joined Schnucks after serving as co-manager for Kroger stores in Peoria. Miller is active in St. Jude Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and United Way.

She and her three sons, Todd, Taylor and Trace, have a home in Peoria Heights.

The new Schnucks Supercenter is part of a 126,000-square-foot supermarket/drug store and retail development.

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

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