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

May 05, 2000

South City Schnucks Remodel Complete: Offering New Departments and

Increased Product Variety and Services for Customers

SOUTH CITY Schnuck Markets Inc. recently completed extensive renovation of its South City store at 3430 South Grand at the intersection of Grand and Gravois. The 24-hour supercenter now offers increased product variety, many new and expanded departments and more convenient services for South City customers.

“We are very excited about our ‘new’ store and hope customers will enjoy the added variety of products and services,” said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. “We wanted to update the store with greater product selection and to bring in new diverse products that our customers want.”

International Food Department Expanded

The store has greatly expanded its international foods department by adding a wider variety of items. The international foods department now carries a wider selection of 28 new specialty foods plus an increase in Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican and Bosnian products. The

remodeling also provides additional space at the front of the store to carry specials on seasonal items.

Store Responds to Busy Customer Lifestyles

The remodeling also introduces features responding to changing customer lifestyle

requiring convenient, ready-made food items. The food and salad bar has been expanded to carry a wider variety of selections. This area will feature a delicious variety of hot and cold carryout meal solutions. A beverage and coffee service has been added to provide customers with the convenience of fountain beverages and specialty coffee.

Other New and Expanded Departments Enhance Selection and Convenience

The FTD floral department has been completely remodeled. New stands and larger coolers have been installed to hold the expanded assortment of fresh flowers and potted plants.

The greeting card department has been relocated near the floral department for customer convenience.

The remodeled pharmacy features a greater variety of health, nutrition and beauty products. The waiting area has been expanded and additional benches have been added.

The new customer-serviced bakery has all new fixtures and casings to ensure product freshness and selection ease.

The produce section now includes a greater variety of products, which are easily accessible by new Euro tables. New casing, racks and signs also allow for easy location of items.

Additional selections in the seafood and meat departments are now available.

The liquor and wine department has expanded to offer a greater variety of selection. New additional coolers have been added in the department.

Also featured is an expanded frozen food department complete with new low casings and new hutch refrigerators in the dairy department.

New Interior and Exterior Décor Highlights Store Growth

The remodel includes new interior and exterior décor. New burgundy and forest green paint, wallpaper, casings and a new shelving layout are featured throughout the entire 74,000 square-foot-store. The building exterior has received new coats of paint. A wrought iron fence surrounded by new landscaping surround the exterior. New signs and striping were added to the parking lot. Additional handicapped parking is also now available to meet customer needs.

The expansion and remodel project began in January 2000 and was completed in mid-April. Fixture Contracting, Beach Electric, Hussman Refrigeration and PM Leach Painting of St. Louis participated in the remodeling efforts.

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

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