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Tuesday, February 05, 2008


STATER BROS. CAMPAIGNS TO FIGHT HEART DISEASE AND STROKE

At all Supermarket locations, Stater Bros. has raised nearly $1.5 million in the last six years


San Bernardino, California (Tuesday, February 05, 2008) - Stater Bros. is partnering with the American Heart Association during the month of February, which is National Heart Month, to help fight heart disease and stroke. All 164 Stater Bros. Supermarkets are conducting the “Have A Heart, Save A Heart” campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Stater Bros.’ customers can participate by purchasing red paper hearts for $1 each and gold paper hearts for $5 each. The paper hearts are scannable at the register and will be added to the customer’s total bill and shown on the receipt for easy recordkeeping. Customers are welcome to sign their name or the name of a loved one on the hearts, which will be displayed inside the store.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Stater Bros. has participated in an in-store campaign to benefit the American Heart Association. “Have A Heart, Save A Heart” is the largest campaign of this type in the American Heart Association’s Western States Affiliate. To date, customers and employees of Stater Bros. have raised nearly $1.5 million to support research and provide programs to educate the communities served by Stater Bros. about the risks of heart disease and stroke.

“The Stater Bros. ‘Family’ of Employees believes strongly in giving back to the communities we serve because we just don’t do business in a community, we are part of the community,” stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets. “We are glad to be able to assist the American Heart Association.”



About the American Heart Association Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

About Stater Bros. 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 Southern California and the largest employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2007 of $3.7 billion. Last year, Stater Bros. contributed over $15 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves. The Company operates 164 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees.
 
 
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