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

September 8, 2000

Logli Owner Schnuck Markets Purchases Two Rockford Pharmacies:

Customers Will Experience Uninterrupted Service

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Schnuck Markets Inc., owner of Rockford-area Logli Supermarkets has purchased Sentry Drug at 3118 N. Rockton Ave. and Val-U-Mart Pharmacy located in the Logli Supermarket at 6410 East State St. Staff members at each pharmacy will be retained. There will be no layoffs. Prescription records will remain at each location and customers will receive uninterrupted service.

Sentry Drug is located in the Rockton Avenue Centre, in the same shopping center as the Logli at 3150 N. Rockton Ave., so customers will be able to conveniently shop for groceries and fill prescription needs. Pharmacist/owners Joe Corsolini and Dave Hawk will continue to manage the pharmacy operation. Sentry employs about 20 staff members, who will remain on staff. The pharmacy will officially be named Schnucks/Sentry Drug. Customers with questions can call the pharmacy at 965-5787.

Val-U-Mart Pharmacy will be re-named Schnucks Pharmacy. Owner/pharmacist Tom Mills will remain on staff and serve as pharmacy manager. Val-U-Mart staff will continue as

Schnucks Pharmacy staff. An additional full-time pharmacist has been added to serve customers. Customers with questions can call the pharmacy at 397-2127.

“We are pleased to have these highly-regarded professionals join the Schnucks Pharmacy staff,” said Curtis Hartin, director of professional services for Schnuck Markets. “Customers will continue to receive the best pharmaceutical services in Rockford from these pharmacists and their respective staffs with whom they have enjoyed a long-term, ongoing relationship. Customers also will experience additional benefits from the larger buying power of the Schnucks Pharmacy operation.”

“We also want customers to know we have previous experience in assuming new prescription records and know people’s concerns in this situation. All records are kept confidential,” Hartin added.

The purchase of the Sentry Pharmacy operation will be effective Oct. 2. The Val-U-Mart Pharmacy purchase became effective Aug. 28, coinciding with the expiration of Val-U-Mart’s lease at that site.

Hours for the Schnucks Pharmacy at the East State Logli are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Schnucks/Sentry Drug operational hours will be the same effective with the purchase on Oct. 2.

With the purchases, Schnuck Markets will operate four pharmacies in Rockford and will be conveniently located to serve most Rockford residents.

Schnucks Pharmacy offers a complete selection of name-brand prescription medications, generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs with friendly, professional service. Other

services Schnucks pharmacies provide include:

Computerized screening of all prescribed medications for potential allergic reactions and known drug interactions.

Computerized summaries of prescription purchases to assist the customer with record-keeping.

A free crutch loan program for qualified patients.

Free blood pressure checks.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 94 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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Editor’s Note:

The locations of each Schnucks-owned pharmacy:

Schnucks Pharmacy located in Logli Supermarket, 6410 E. State St.

Schnucks/Sentry Drug located at 3118 N. Rockton Ave.

Schnucks Pharmacy located in Logli Supermarket, 2462 Charles St.

Schnucks Pharmacy located in Logli Supermarket, 1810 Harlem Rd.