08.11.06

8.11.2006: Meldung: Wild Oats Markets, Inc.: Partnership with Pathmark Stores

Pathmark Stores and Wild Oats Markets Announce Partnership
Tuesday November 7, 9:37 am ET
Pathmark to Offer Wild Oats Brand Organic and Natural Products

CARTERET, N.J.---Pathmark Stores, Inc., one of the leading supermarkets in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and Wild Oats Markets, Inc., a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, today announced that Pathmark Stores will introduce Wild Oats branded natural and organic products in its stores.

Pathmark will offer several hundred Wild Oats branded natural and organic products that are scheduled to be available in Pathmark stores starting in December 2006. Wild Oats branded products will provide Pathmark customers with a wide selection of the highest quality natural, organic and specialty items available in the marketplace. The selection of products will range from all-natural cookies and snacks, to organic pasta and imported Italian sodas, as well as everyday staples that provide natural and organic alternatives to mainstream brands.

"We are pleased to enhance our product offering with the addition of a leading, well-known brand name that represents the highest quality in natural and organic products," said Ken Martindale, Co-President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer of Pathmark. "This agreement enables Pathmark to differentiate itself from its competition as our customers will be able to purchase a full selection of quality natural and organic foods with a proven and trusted brand. This is another important step in our overall repositioning of Pathmark."

"In our on-going quest to bring top-quality, great tasting natural and organic foods to consumers, we"re thrilled to introduce new people to the great taste of Wild Oats," said Gregory Mays, Chairman and CEO of Wild Oats Markets. "We look forward to this new partnership and to providing Pathmark shoppers with a wide selection of exciting products that meet a growing need for healthy lifestyles."

About Pathmark Stores, Inc.

Pathmark is a regional supermarket chain currently operating 141 supermarkets in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Additional information about Pathmark may be found at its website, www.pathmark.com.

About Wild Oats Markets

Wild Oats Markets, Inc. is a nationwide chain of natural and organic foods markets in the U.S. and Canada. With more than $1.1 billion in annual sales, the Company operates 114 natural foods stores in 24 states and British Columbia, Canada. The Company"s markets include: Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, Henry"s Farmers Market, Sun Harvest and Capers Community Markets. For more information, please visit the Company"s website at www.wildoats.com.


Contact:

Pathmark Stores, Inc.
Rich Savner, 732-499-3131
rsavner@pathmark.com
or
Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Sonja Tuitele, 720-562-4984
stuitele@wildoats.com

Source: Pathmark Stores, Inc.
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