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May 7, 2001

Schnucks Dillon Road Store Associate Named Checker of the Year

ST. LOUIS - Linda Faller, service center manager at the Schnucks supermarket in Gravois Dillon Plaza in High Ridge, 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 eight division winners. Division winners are selected from Checker of the Year winners at each of Schnucks' 92 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Division winners include:

Jill Gambrill, service center cashier, at the Schnucks at 2800 N. Water St. in Decatur, Ill.

Linda Masterson, service center cashier, at the Schnucks at 8660 Veterans

Memorial Parkway in O'Fallon, Mo.

Sandy Reis, checker, at the Schnucks at 5434 Southfield Center in Sappington, Mo.

Barb Rohr, formerly service center cashier at the Schnucks at 8867 Ladue Rd. in Ladue, Mo., and now service center manager at the Schnucks at 6600 Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, Mo.

Mary Santel, ­­­­­service center cashier, at the Schnucks at 12756 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, Mo.

Arlene Scaturro, service center cashier, at the Schnucks at 5720 North Belt West in Belleville, Ill.

Ruth Webster, checker at the Schnucks at 9074 Overland Plaza in Overland, Mo.

Faller joined Schnucks in 1973. She has been named store checker of the year four times including a division winner in 1995. She also has been named associate of the year.

"Linda has the rare ability to be able to come across as one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet, but also is an efficient, hard-working associate," said Store Manager Dan Dettmer.

Faller will receive a one-week vacation for two in Hawaii. 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 name badges identifying them as Checker of the Year.

Schnuck Markets, Inc currently operates 92 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St, Louis in 1939.

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