Mariano’s Newest Naperville Store Marks 37th Location For Banner Brand

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Milwaukee, Wis., May 9, 2016 — Tomorrow at 6 a.m., Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), will welcome customers to its Naperville location at 1300 South Naper Blvd. The new store will create approximately 425 new jobs for the area.

Mariano’s Naperville is the first location to feature a Potted Herb Center, where customers will be able to purchase herbs such as basil, chives and oregano to use when preparing meals or to build their own herb gardens at home. The store will also debut a complete line of Aura Cacia pure essential oils. Customers will be able to explore the benefits of essential oils and learn how to customize them for their personal needs. Guests will also find Mariano’s signature juice and smoothie bar, SQUEEZ’D, Vero coffee & crepes and made-to-order guacamole.

“Our Naperville Mariano’s offers a true “grocerant” experience of convenience and quality for our customers,” said Bob Mariano, President and CEO of Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. “Today’s time-challenged customer will find a vast assortment of freshly prepared meal solution options at our Naperville store,” he continued. “Our Naperville customers will enjoy our Fresh Departments offering hundreds of varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables including an expansive assortment of USDA certified organic produce, a distinctive selection of meat and fresh seafood, our fresh floral market, fresh deli selections and an abundant selection of artisanal cheeses. All of these offerings along with our value-priced center store offerings make Mariano’s Naperville a one-stop shopping destination accompanied by first-class customer service.”

Store Highlights
Mariano’s Naperville will feature an array of offerings fit for any lifestyle including:
· Vero featuring premium coffees with on-site, fresh-roasted coffee beans, locally and homemade gelato prepared with traditional Italian techniques as well as made-to-order crêpes

· Todds BBQ offering daily smoked brisket, ribs, and more, all with a variety of sauces to fit shoppers’ tastes

· Oyster Bar featuring the freshest shucked oysters and specialty seafood dishes

· SQUEEZ’D smoothie bar showcasing a variety of made-to-order fruit and vegetable smoothies, plus Mariano’s signature fresh-squeezed orange and other fruit juices

· Full-service Pharmacy with friendly and accessible pharmacists, immunization services, the Mariano’s Prescription Savings Club and the unique PharmaSmart Blood Pressure machine

In celebration of the Naperville location opening, Roundy’s will make a donation to the DuPage Children’s Museum as well as a local food pantry Loaves & Fishes. The mission of the DuPage Children’s Museum is to provide hands-on art, math and science learning experiences for children, students and families. Loaves & Fishes distributes more than 60,000 pounds of food a week, serving approximately 60 families in the community. They have also partnered with several local organizations to offer job search assistance, English and computer classes as well as veteran support and public benefit assistance programs.

Mariano’s Naperville is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional details on other grand-opening week initiatives and events can be found on Mariano’s Facebook, Twitter and website at www.marianos.com.

About Mariano’s
Mariano’s, the Midwest’s most exciting food destination, is one of four grocery banners of Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Mariano’s, founded in 2010, is an integral part of the communities it serves. With 37 locations across the Chicagoland area, Mariano’s places a premium on the customer experience, offering a highly differentiated food shopping experience combined with exceptional customer service. Mariano’s incorporates Chicagoland’s distinctive neighborhood culture into its signature grocery merchandising allowing customers to enjoy a truly unique foodie experience.

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