October 11, 2003

Food Employers Council Announces Expansion of Store Hours

ST. LOUIS -- Five days into the Local 655 work stoppage, local grocers Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop `n Save today announced expanded store hours. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 12, all Missouri Metro stores will open at 9 a.m. on Sunday and close at 8 p.m.

According to Food Employer Spokesperson Michael Kaemmerer, those hours will hold until further expansion is possible. "We recognize the importance of getting services back on track," he said. "Across all companies, the stores are looking good, groceries are moving and we are continuing to serve our customers."

Kaemmerer says the Council plans to reopen service centers at the earliest possible times. "Our customers have been absolutely wonderful despite these unfortunate circumstances. The best way we can show our appreciation is to restore services, and that's what we plan to do."

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