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May 9, 2000

Schnucks Breckenridge Store Associate Named Checker of the Year

ST. LOUIS – Judy Byrn, checker at the Schnucks store in Breckenridge, Mo., has been named company-wide Checker of the Year. The award was presented at a recent breakfast at the Regal Riverfront Hotel by Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Scott C. Schnuck, president and chief operating officer.

The annual award is given to a checker or customer service cashier with exceptional performance in such areas as friendliness and courtesy to customers and co-workers; job knowledge and skill; and honesty, integrity and respect for others. The company winner is chosen from 8 division winners. Division winners are selected from Checker of the Year winners at each of Schnucks’ 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Other division winners include:

Chris Shapkauski, cashier at the Schnucks at 2800 N. Water St. in Decatur, Ill.

Arron Cox, checker at the Schnucks at 625 Lincoln Hwy. in Fairview Heights, Ill.

Joann Sears, service center manager at the Schnucks at 4333 Butler Hill in Butler Hill, Mo.

Judy Thompson, service center cashier and checker at the Schnucks at 5434 Southfield Center in Concord, Mo.

Issam Kiblawi, checker at the Schnucks at 1060 Woods Mill Plaza in Chesterfield, Mo.

Pat Christopher, cashier at the Schnucks at 11945 Manchester in Des Peres, Mo.

Judy Messmer, service center manager at the Schnucks at 1160 Shackelford in Florissant, Mo.

Byrn joined Schnucks in 1977. Byrn has been named store checker of the year six times and associate of the year twice.

“Even when Judy is doing her personal shopping at the end of her shift, she is always willing to help a customer,” said Store Manager Larry Fritsche.

Byrn will receive a one-week vacation for two in Hawaii as Schnucks’ Checker of the Year. Division winners receive a weekend trip for two to the Lake of the Ozarks. Store winners receive a crystal award, a $200 Schnucks gift certificate and new name badges identifying them as Checker of the Year.

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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Editor’s note: Judy Byrn is a resident of Overland, Mo. (63114)

Pat Christopher is a resident of Glendale, Mo. (63122)

Arron Cox is a resident of Belleville, Ill. (62226)

Issam Kiblawi is a resident of Chesterfield, Mo. (63017)

Judy Messmer is a resident of O’Fallon, Mo. (63366)

Joann Sears is a resident of House Springs, Mo. (63051)

Chris Shapkauski is a resident of Decatur, Ill. (62522)

Judy Thompson is a resident of Fenton, Mo. (63026)