Contacts: Lori Willis and Michael Kaemmerer,

Council Spokespersons, 314-994-4602

Oct. 23, 2003

Grocery Stores Further Expand Hours

ST. LOUIS -- All Missouri Metro area Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop `n Save stores are currently opening at 7 a.m., and beginning Friday, Oct. 24, all will extend their hours to at least 10 p.m.

According to Food Employer Spokesperson Michael Kaemmerer, A temporary strike replacement work force, now more than 8,800 workers strong, makes this move possible. "We are adding the extra hour because our new workers are becoming more proficient and comfortable in their positions," he said. "We also are greatly encouraged by sales trends. Every day is better than same day sales the week prior."

Hiring for some locations is ongoing. Interested individuals may contact the employment hotline at 314-692-6130.

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