Pathmark Stores Introduce Hundreds of Wild Oats Brand Specialty Products

Food Retailer Expands Natural and Organic Product Offering by Partnering with Wild Oats

BOULDER, Colo.--()--Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: OATS), a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, and Pathmark Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTMK), one of the leading supermarkets in the New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, announced that Wild Oats branded natural and organic products are now available in all 141 Pathmark store locations. Approximately 150 Wild Oats brand all-natural and organic food items can now be found on the shelves of Pathmark stores.

The selection of Wild Oats brand products includes specialty items such as imported Italian sodas, white balsamic vinegar, organic fruit spreads and flatbread crackers. These and numerous varieties of other Wild Oats branded products will provide Pathmark customers with a wide selection of the highest quality natural, organic and specialty items available in the market.

We are pleased to partner with Pathmark and introduce the great taste of Wild Oats product line of top-quality, delicious natural and organic foods to Pathmark customers, said Greg Mays, Chairman and CEO for Wild Oats Markets. By introducing Wild Oats brand products to Pathmark stores, we are able to meet a growing demand for healthier food alternatives and reach out to consumers in communities where there is a recognition and demand for our products, and where we dont have a market presence.

We are proud to expand our merchandise offering and provide our customers with top-quality and trusted products like those of Wild Oats, said Ken Martindale, Co-President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer of Pathmark. Partnering with Wild Oats was a great fit for us and we are excited about the opportunity to provide our shoppers with an extensive selection of natural and organic foods.

The Wild Oats line of branded products incorporates the highest quality ingredients and attractive packaging that provides information about the benefits of natural and organic foods. For more information about natural and organics, and Wild Oats product standards, visit www.wildoats.com.

About Wild Oats Markets

Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: OATS) is a nationwide chain of natural and organic foods markets in the U.S. and Canada. With more than $1.1 billion in annual sales, the Company currently operates 110 natural foods stores in 24 states and British Columbia, Canada. The Companys markets include: Wild Oats Marketplace, Henrys Farmers Markets, Sun Harvest and Capers Community Markets. For more information, please visit the Companys website at www.wildoats.com.

About Pathmark Stores, Inc.

Pathmark is a regional supermarket chain currently operating 141 supermarkets in the New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Additional information about Pathmark may be found at its website, www.pathmark.com.

Contacts

Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Krista Coleman, 303-396-6979
or
Pathmark Stores, Inc.
Rich Savner, 732-499-3000, ext. 3105

Contacts

Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Krista Coleman, 303-396-6979
or
Pathmark Stores, Inc.
Rich Savner, 732-499-3000, ext. 3105