Ozark Supermarkets and FMS, Inc. Announce Partnership

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Missouri-based supermarket operation outsources accounting and payroll support to FMS.

We chose FMS for several reasons, but primarily because they work exclusively with independent grocers. They know not only the accounting side of the grocery industry, but have an understanding of all areas of a grocery business. We're excited to have FMS providing timely financial information for managing our business in a competitive marketplace.

In a deal that partners a rapidly growing supermarket operation with a leading provider of decision-support services to the independent retail grocery and supermarket category, Ozark Supermarkets, Inc. recently announced a deal with FMS, Inc. http://www.FMSSolutions.com to implement FMS' proprietary decision support services to their accounting and payroll activities across all locations.

According to Mark Ehleben, Vice President for FMS, Inc., "We look forward to working with Ozark Supermarkets to provide them with integrated, on-time decision support services that will help them continue their outstanding tradition of being successful retailers."

Chuck Murfin, Jr., Vice President of Ozark Supermarkets stated, "We chose FMS for several reasons, but primarily because they work exclusively with independent grocers. They know not only the accounting side of the grocery industry, but have an understanding of all areas of a grocery business. We're excited to have FMS providing timely financial information for managing our business in a competitive marketplace."

About FMS, Inc:
With headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, FMS, Inc. provides approximately 1,800 independent retail grocer and independent supermarket operations with financial, accounting and consulting services such as industry benchmarking, best practices and mission-critical decision support.

About Ozark Supermarkets, Inc.:
Ozark Supermarkets, (DBA Murfin's Market) began operations in 1979 in Ozark, MO. The business quickly did well, and the company opened a second location in Willard, Missouri in 1984, a third location was added in 2003 in Marionville, Missouri and a fourth location is planned for Clever, Missouri in late 2008. An employer of over 170 employees, the family-run operation continues to focus on providing high-quality fresh foods to the communities they serve.

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