October 6, 2003

STATEMENT FROM:

The Greater St. Louis Food Employers Council

Stores to Remain Open While Local 655 Members Vote

As earlier reported, Local 655 associates at Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop `n Save will take a strike vote at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. During that time, all stores will remain open for business and ready to serve customers.

All 24-hour stores will remain open and others will open at regularly scheduled times.

If you have questions please call:

Lori Willis, (314) 994-4602