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Date:2/16/2009

Ralphs to Offer Free Health Screenings to Customers and Associates

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Ralphs customers and associates can register for free health screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and body mass index - a $40 value.

"Heart disease is one of the most prominent illnesses affecting our country today," says Rebecca Cupp, Director of Pharmacy for Ralphs. "By offering these free screenings, we hope to create awareness and provide education on heart disease and the importance of frequent health screenings."

Customers can make an appointment by calling 1-877-479-2546 or by visiting Ralphs website at www.ralphs.com/hearthealthy. The free health screenings will be conducted by Ralphs pharmacists at 34 Ralphs locations throughout Southern California.

Several manufacturers are sponsoring the free health screenings. Look for special yellow tags throughout stores for participating items.

About Ralphs

Ralphs, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 1873 and currently operates 262 supermarkets and 90 pharmacies in California and employs 25,000 associates. In 2008, the company donated more than $10 million to the local communities it serves. Ralphs is a division of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Ralphs, visit www.ralphs.com.


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