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Schnuck Markets, Inc
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Tricia Zimmer-Ferguson
Kaldi’s Coffee
573-808-0929
www.kaldiscoffee.com



Date : December 08, 2008

Schnucks Introduces Kaldi's Coffee to Southern Indiana Shoppers

NEWBURGH, Ind. – Despite the hectic schedule of holiday shopping, Schnucks customers at the new Newburgh Schnucks store, at 8301 Bell Oaks Drive (47630) are still finding time to stop and smell the coffee at the new Kaldi’s Coffee Bar and seating area located just inside the entrance.            

Kaldi’s Coffee specializes in roasting and selling an array of fine quality coffees and espressos.  A partnership that began two years ago, the Newburgh Kaldi’s marks the fifth in-store coffee bar for Schnucks.            

According to Kaldi’s Spokesperson Tricia Zimmer-Ferguson, the company’s partnership with Schnucks has allowed Kaldi’s to introduce their product to new customers in a completely new market.  “This latest venture marks our entry into the southern Indiana area where we are hoping to introduce new customers to our custom micro-roasted fine espressos, single-origin, blended, fair trade organic and decaffeinated coffees,” Zimmer-Ferguson said.            

Just like Schnucks, Kaldi’s is St. Louis, Mo. based and family owned.  According to Schnucks Vice President of Bakery Bill Mihu, who oversees all in-store Kaldi’s operations, the bars will feature Schnucks bakery offerings.  Mihu said, “The coffee bar has been a great addition to our store offerings.  Our customers are enjoying the pairing of flavorful blends of Kaldi’s coffee with donuts, muffins, cookies and scones fresh from our bakery.” As an added customer convenience, wi-fi capabilities are available in the seating area.            

Kaldi’s roasts and blends more than 40 coffees and espressos for their own coffeehouses and for specialty markets, restaurants, coffeehouses, grocery stores, universities and offices in the Midwest.  Kaldi’s specializes in organic and Fair Trade coffees, and uses traditional small-batch roasting techniques.  Kaldi’s roasting facility is located in mid-town St. Louis.  In addition to wholesaling coffees, Kaldi’s also distributes a full line of espresso bar products, such as drinking chocolates, hot teas, iced teas, blended frozen drink mixes, smoothie bases, bubble tea supplies and paper products.  Kaldi’s coffee is certified organic and kosher.

Kaldi’s is owned by the Zimmer family. The company was founded in 1994.  For more information, please visit www.kaldiscoffee.com            

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 105 stores (including five Logli stores) and 101 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi. 

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