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Director of Communications


April 5, 2007

Toroian Joins Schnucks Food Education Team As Food Writer And Information Specialist

ST. LOUIS - Leaders of Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced that Rosanne Toroian has been hired as food editor and information specialist. She will report to Kathy Gottsacker, director of food education and culinary arts, in the marketing and merchandising department.

As members of the Schnucks Food Education Team, Toroian and Gottsacker will develop food and cooking education and training programs designed to enhance the food experience of customers and associates in stores across the company. Health and wellness will also be an emphasis as company associates work to share their expertise with customers.

Toroian comes to Schnucks from Good Housekeeping magazine in New York, N.Y. where she was employed as associate food editor where her responsibilities included developing content for the food section. Toroian also created, tested and edited her original recipes for publication, supervised the test kitchen and executed food styling.

Before Good Housekeeping, Toroian worked as a consultant for the Charlie Palmer Group of New York helping to establish a small specialty food store; she also held positions as personal chef and caterer. She honed her culinary skills at Tabla - Danny Meyer's critically acclaimed restaurant in Manhattan.

Toroian earned a bachelor's degree in Russian with a minor in French from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993. After graduating, she settled in New York to pursue a career in the culinary arts. In 1998 she entered the French Culinary Institute where she studied French technique in classic culinary and pastry arts.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.

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