Stater Bros. Chairman to Unveil 50-Year-Old Historic Photo at North Redlands Supermarket

Jul 14, 2006, 01:00 ET from Stater Bros.

    COLTON, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO
 Jack H. Brown will unveil a historic photo from the 1956 Grand Opening of
 the Stater Bros. North Redlands Supermarket. After the ceremony, this
 enlarged photograph will remain on display at the Company's North Redlands
 Supermarket for the enjoyment of current and future customers and
     (Logo: )
     Where:  Stater Bros. Supermarket
             11 East Colton Avenue
             (Corner of Orange Street and Colton Avenue)
             Redlands, California 92374
             (909) 792-3900
     When:   Tuesday, July 18, 2006 @ 10 a.m.
     This historic photo was taken in 1956 by Redlands photographer Elmer
 Kingham and recently presented to Stater Bros. by Neale Adair of Adair
 Photography in Redlands.
     Mr. Brown stated, "Stater Bros. is so proud to have received this
 historic photo. Our North Redlands Stater Bros. Supermarket has been
 serving our 'valued' Redlands customers for over 50 years from the same
 location, longer than any other supermarket in Redlands."
     Stater Bros. North Redlands Supermarket opened in 1956 on the site of
 the former Hotel Casa Loma, a luxury hotel and tourist attraction from 1895
 to 1939. The current North Redlands Stater Bros. Supermarket was rebuilt on
 the same site in 1966 and remodeled in 1999.
     Stater Bros. has deep roots in the City of Redlands. The Stater
 brothers, including Stater Bros.' founders Cleo, Leo and Lavoy Stater,
 attended Redlands Schools. One of the very first Stater Bros. Markets
 opened on Olive Avenue in Redlands in 1937, and another Stater Bros. Market
 opened in 1951 on West Redlands Boulevard. Both of these locations were
 eventually closed to make room for newer and more modern Stater Bros.
 locations. In addition to the North Redlands Supermarket, Stater Bros.
 operates two additional Full Service Supermarkets in Redlands: at the
 corner of Lugonia and Wabash Avenues (open since 1980) and at the corner of
 Alabama Street and Barton Road (open since 1988).
     Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown
 steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned
 Supermarket Chain in California and the largest private employer in both
 San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2005 of
 $3.4 billion. Stater Bros. also owns and operates Heartland Farms, provider
 of Knudsen Dairy products to Southern California. The Company currently
 operates 162 Supermarkets, and there are over 17,000 members of the Stater
 Bros. "Family" of Employees.
      Susan Atkinson
      Vice President Corporate Affairs
      Stater Bros. Markets
      (909) 783-5038

SOURCE Stater Bros.