Contact: Lori Willis

Director of Communications


Oct. 9, 2006

Westfall Plaza Schnucks Prepares for Oct. 10 Grand Opening

New Store Will Replace Jennings and Dellwood Stores

ST. LOUIS - Schnucks associates and vendor partners are putting the finishing touches on the Schnucks Westfall Plaza store and getting ready to greet customers at the 9 a.m. grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The new store, located at 8037 West Florissant Ave. is a consolidation of Schnucks stores in Jennings (8319 Jennings Station Road) and Dellwood (10148 West Florissant); which both closed permanently at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8.

According to Schnucks President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Schnuck, the Westfall Plaza Schnucks will be a 63,000-square-foot market store similar to the store that opened on Loughborough Ave. in south St. Louis city in August. "The `marketplace' format has proved to be very popular with our shoppers at our prior locations," Schnuck said.

"The Dellwood and Jennings stores are just three miles apart, and the new store is located almost exactly halfway between them," Schnuck added. "We believe that this store location along with its expanded services and customer-friendly floor plan will not only allow us to better serve current customers but also help attract many new ones."

Mike Stein, a 33-year Schnucks veteran and formally store manager at the Jennings store, will take the helm at Westfall Plaza. Co-Manager Jane Wilcox and an experienced management team will assist Stein.

"We have assembled a team dedicated to their work and to friendly customer service,'" Stein said. "I'm looking forward to personally greeting as many customers as possible, both current and new, over the next few weeks."

In 1955, Schnucks opened the 17,000-square-foot Dellwood store. That opening marked the company's first significant expansion as it was the first store Schnucks built from the ground up. It was also the first Schnucks to have a service bakery. A 52,000-square-foot replacement store in opened in 1974. The 47,000-square-foot Jennings store was acquired from National in 1995.

Media interested in a tour prior to opening on Monday should contact Schnucks Director of communications Lori Willis at 314-994-4602 (office) or 314-374-9876 (cell).

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 102 stores (including five Logli stores) and 99 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi and Iowa.

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