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STATER BROS. MARKETS

        STATER BROS. MARKETS  VALUED' SOUTH RIALTO CUSTOMERS
                   GET A NEW SUPERMARKET LOCATION
    COLTON, Calif,, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest supermarket chain in the greater Inland Empire, serving the "heartland" of Southern California, has scheduled the opening of the first of three new supermarket locations in the city of Rialto, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991.  Each of the three new locations will replace existing Stater Bros. markets nearby.  The existing Stater Bros. located on the southwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Acacia Avenue has been serving Stater Bros. "valued" customers since 1955.  Stater Bros. has been serving the Rialto area since to 1946.
    The new South Rialto Stater Bros. supermarket was constructed in 20 weeks and three days.  It is located at the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Acacia Avenue, across the street from the existing Stater Bros. supermarket, and will anchor the 10-acre Foothill-Acacia Plaza.  The new Stater Bros. supermarket is approximately 40 percent larger than the existing Stater Bros. supermarket.  Many new departments such as an on-premises bakery, a full-service delicatessen, as well as an expanded full-service meat department and an enlarged fresh produce department are among the many new features.
    The new Stater Bros. supermarket is 35,232 square feet in size. It will feature Stater Bros. "award-winning blue ribbon" meat department, a "fresh" on-premises service bakery featuring fresh daily baked breads and pastries, a full service delicatessen and take-out food department, as well as an expanded "garden fresh" produce department.  More than 26,000 items will be featured at Stater Bros.' famous low prices.  Stater Bros. Markets is the low price leader in the "heartland" of Southern California.
    Jack H. Brown, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, stated:  "Our new supermarket in South Rialto is the first of three new Stater Bros. supermarkets scheduled in the city of Rialto over the next year to replace existing supermarkets.  To serve our  valued' customer better, the new Stater Bros. features a more pleasurable shopping experience including wider aisles, more checkstands, and new and expanded departments.  Our  valued' South Rialto customers have been able to watch the construction of their new 40 percent larger supermarket as they have shopped  next door' at their  old' South Rialto store.  We are proud to provide this new and modern supermarket in the Foothill-Acacia Plaza which will serve the residents of the South Rialto area for many years to come."
    Stater Bros. Markets invites customers to stop by and say hello to "your" Stater Bros. store manager and "your" management team. Store manager, Joe Katroppa, 17-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees; assistant manager, Mark Vasquez, five-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees; meat manager, John Ciraulo, five-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees; produce manager, Bob Bailey, 21-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees; deli manager, Kelly McKnight, three-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees; bakery manager, Sylvia Whipple, four-year member of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees.
    Stater Bros. Markets is the No. 1 supermarket chain in the "heartland" of Southern California.  Stater Bros. is also the No. 1 supermarket chain in San Bernardino County, as well as Riverside County.  Of the company's 107 supermarket locations, 42 are located in the county of San Bernardino, 34 in Riverside County, 15 in Orange County, 14 in Los Angeles County, and two in Kern County.  There are nearly 10,000 members of the Stater Bros. "family" of employees. Stater Bros. Markets' corporate office and distribution center is located in Colton.
    An invitation is extended to each and everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991 and to take part and enjoy the grand opening specials and festivities.
    Thursday only, 8:30 a.m. - Grand Opening-Ribbon Cutting.
    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Wonder Bread's Freddie the Fresh Guy, Keebler's Ernie the Elf, and Hostess' Twinkie the Kid will be presenting kids with goodies.
    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Free ice cream cones for everyone.
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Free balloons for the kids.  Free bags of groceries will be given away throughout the day.  Also, there will be many opportunities to win one of the many valuable prizes to be given out during the three big days of the grand opening.  The drawings will be held each night at 7 p.m.  Winners need not be present to win.
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    /CONTACT:  Jack H. Brown, chairman, president, and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, 714-783-5000/ CO:  Stater Bros. Markets ST:  California IN: SU: AL-KJ -- LA015 -- 3028 11/11/91 12:18 EST
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