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1/15/2001
Harris Teeter Wins PLMA's Salute to Excellence Award
Supermarket recognized for its commitment to private label brands
CHARLOTTE, NC, Jan. 15, 2001 --- The Private Label Manufacturer Association, PLMA, recently awarded Harris Teeter its "Salute to Excellence Award" in the supermarket category. This award, PLMA's top Private Brands award, goes to the food, drug and mass retailers who display the best in innovation, creativity and solid sales performance each year.

In receiving this award, Harris Teeter has been recognized for its commitment to private label and its store-brand lines, including Premier Selection and HT Trader.

"We are very proud to be the recipient of this award," says Larry Nivens, Harris Teeter's Vice President of Merchandising/Manufacturing, who accepted the award on behalf of the company at the recent PLMA trade show awards dinner. "We are pleased to be able to exceed our customers' expectations by offering them, through our private label brands, the highest quality products available."

Harris Teeter, Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is ranked as one of the top 50 largest supermarkets in the United States with 2000 sales of $2.3 billion. The grocery store chain employs about 17,000 people and has 160 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.