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December 4, 2001

Schnucks Completes Grand & Kossuth Store Remodeling:

Customers Will Enjoy Expanded Departments And New Interior Décor

ST. LOUIS - The hammering, painting, moving and installing have been completed at Schnucks' Grand & Kossuth store. In time for the holidays, customers can enjoy shopping in the extensively remodeled Schnucks supermarket at 4127 N. Grand Ave. in the City of St. Louis.

The remodeling project began in March and totaled nearly $1 million. Since work began several departments have been expanded and every department in the 28,000-square-foot store has been remodeled. Customers will notice new interior décor, new interior signage, a resurfaced parking lot and new exterior painting.

The dairy, frozen food and meat departments were expanded and new cases installed.

New cases were installed in the produce department. A new oven was installed in the bakery department and a new self-service donut case was added. The courtesy center was remodeled and many departments were outfitted with new shelving.

This is the first major remodel of the facility since Schnucks took ownership of the 32-year-old building in 1995. "The remodel results in a practically brand new Schnucks store," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. "We hope existing customers will be pleased with the results and that new customers will be attracted to the store."

As part of the remodeling project, Schnucks officials met with community groups and obtained feedback on changes the store's customers desired. Some of those changes included remodeled restrooms which will be completed by the end of the month and new door operators.

A new electronic cart security system that enables customers to bring carts onto the store parking lot has been installed. The system has been successfully introduced at Schnucks' City Plaza, Lindell and South City stores. The store also has been equipped with 200 new shopping carts.

The project required the coordination of several contractors including Beach Electric, Hussmann and Umpire Painting.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 91 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana including nine supermarkets in the City of St. Louis. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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