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October 18, 2000

Schnucks' Alaskan Classic Denali Vanilla Ice Cream

Awarded the Cream of the Crop at the Missouri State Fair

ST. LOUIS - Mid States Dairy, owned and operated by Schnucks Markets, Inc., has been awarded the Missouri State Fair's Best of Show in the dairy category for its Alaskan Classic Denali Vanilla Ice Cream.

To earn the award, Schnucks' Mid States Dairy competed against other Missouri dairies such as Highland, Roberts, Kraft, Pevely and Prairie Farms in product categories for butter, cheese, cottage cheese, regular ice cream, premium ice cream and sour cream.

After the first round of competition, all of the first-place blue ribbon winners from each dairy category competed head to head for Best of Show. Schnucks Alaskan Classic Denali Vanilla Ice Cream was named Best of Show - winning the blue ribbon of the blue ribbons.

Schnucks Mid States Dairy also received first-place blue ribbons for Schnucks brand sour cream and Schnucks brand regular chocolate ice cream. Schnucks Mid States Dairy won second-place red ribbons for Schnucks brand regular vanilla ice cream and for Schnucks brand cottage cheese.

Schnucks Alaskan Classic Denali Vanilla Ice Cream is available in any of the 94 Schnucks supermarkets in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Mid States Dairy produces nearly 400 fluid, cultured and frozen dairy products as well as fruit drinks and juice under 16 different labels for distribution and sale at Schnucks and other outlets throughout the Midwest. The dairy's products have won a variety of awards, including over ten blue ribbons at the Missouri State Fair in the last 5 years.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a family-owned supermarket company based in St. Louis. Schnucks Markets, Inc. operates 94 supermarkets in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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