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ST. LOUIS Schnuck Markets here last week launched an early offensive against what it sees as a coming Wal-Mart invasion, cutting everyday prices on more than 10,000 Center Store items. The price cuts as high as 25% on certain items were funded by a program to reduce internal costs that has been ongoing for more than two years, Scott Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer, told SN in an interview.

ST. LOUIS — Schnuck Markets here last week launched an early offensive against what it sees as a coming Wal-Mart invasion, cutting everyday prices on more than 10,000 Center Store items.

The price cuts — as high as 25% on certain items — were funded by a program to reduce internal costs that has been ongoing for more than two years, Scott Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer, told SN in an interview.

“We've made changes in our operation. We've pulled waste and

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