GROWING UP IN ST. LOUIS

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Here in the suburbs of St. Louis, which served as a launching point for thousands of adventurers who set out to seek their fortunes in the vast expanse of the American West, Dierbergs Markets has tried to remain true to its small-town beginnings.The Dierberg family, which owns and operates the 21-unit chain, traces its retailing roots back 150 years to a country store called "The

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Here in the suburbs of St. Louis, which served as a launching point for thousands of adventurers who set out to seek their fortunes in the vast expanse of the American West, Dierbergs Markets has tried to remain true to its small-town beginnings.

The Dierberg family, which owns and operates the 21-unit chain, traces its retailing roots back 150 years to a country store called "The 14-Mile House" in Creve Coeur, Mo., where local farmers and settlers who were headed

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