Contact: Marie McGeehan at Casey Communications, Inc., 314/962-0944 or Dee

Wetzel at Schnuck Markets, 314/994-4608.

March 6, 2000

Schnucks’ Arnette Stevenson Receives

Donald O. Schnuck Award for Customer Service

ST. LOUIS Schnuck Markets Inc. named Courtesy Center Audit Supervisor Arnette Stevenson the recipient of the 1999 Donald O. Schnuck Award for Customer Service.

The award is given annually to the Schnucks associate who exemplifies excellence in customer service and integrity, and honors the late Co-founder and former Chairman Donald O. Schnuck.

Stevenson joined Schnucks in 1970 as a checker trainer. In 1976 she was named Courtesy Center Auditor. She was named Courtesy Center Audit Supervisor in 1996.

“For 29 years Arnette has made serving her customers a focused priority,” said Scott C. Schnuck, president and chief operating officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. “Arnette truly is an exceptional customer service professional. Her dedication to our customers is from the heart.”

The award was presented at a recent ceremony honoring Schnucks associates. Schnuck Markets employs more than 17,000 associates.

Arnette and her husband, Mark, live in University City. They have two sons,

Gary, who lives in St. Louis, and Sean, who lives in Charlotte, N.C.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

# # #

Editor’s Note: Arnette is a resident of University City. (63130)