GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko continues on its growth path with the opening of five new Shopko Hometown stores in November. The new stores are located in:
- Afton, Wyo. (opens November 11)
- Ellsworth, Wis. (opens November 4)
- St. Peter, Minn. (opens November 4)
- Tomahawk, Wis. (opens November 11)
- Winneconne, Wis. (opens November 4)
The Shopko Hometown retail format, developed to augment Shopko's larger store model and focused on serving the needs of smaller rural communities, combines retail health services with a broad and dynamic offering of strong national brands and high-value private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, every day consumable items and lawn and garden products – all in an attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store format.
"We're excited to continue the growth of the Shopko Hometown concept with these new stores and expect them to be well received by residents in each of these five great communities," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer. "We understand that consumers in smaller towns want convenient access to the same variety of high quality goods and on trend merchandise without having to travel a good distance from their community. Our Hometown customers tell us they appreciate the vastly improved shopping experience and access to a broad, differentiated selection of merchandise, including products and brands previously not available to them locally."
The addition of these five stores brings the total count of Shopko Hometown stores to 180, making Shopko one of the nation's largest retailers serving smaller communities.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates more than 330 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 180 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities; 7 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and a full online store at www.shopko.com.
Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
For more information, visit www.shopko.com.