ShopKo Announces 2001 Vendor of the Year Awards

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from ShopKo Stores, Inc.

    GREEN BAY, Wis., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Thirty
 companies from across the United States have been chosen to receive ShopKo's
 2001 Vendor of the Year awards and one company has been named Strategic
 Partner of the Year.  The awards will be presented August 5, 2001, at a
 reception and dinner at the Don Hutson Center, the Green Bay Packers indoor
 practice facility, Green Bay, Wis.
     "The retail environment has been particularly challenging in the past year
 and our suppliers are increasingly important," said William Podany, ShopKo
 chairman, president and chief executive officer.  "We rely on unique strategic
 business alliances to deliver added value to our customers.  The 2001 Vendor
 of the Year honorees have demonstrated exceptional ability to partner with
 ShopKo in driving sales and delivering customer satisfaction."
 
     ShopKo's 2001 Vendor of the Year award winners are:
     VENDOR                 LOCATION               CATEGORY
     Abrams Construction    Atlanta, Ga.           Property Development
     AON Risk Services      Bloomington, Minn.     Legal
     Arquest, Inc.          Cranbury, N.J.         Health & Beauty Care
     Belson Company         Green Bay, Wis.        Store Operations
     California Advanced
      Sports                Orange, Calif.         Sporting Goods
     Cleo                   Memphis, Tenn.         Trimmery
     Compex International   Carona, Calif.         Outdoor Living
     Conair Corporation     Stamford, Conn.        Housewares
     Excell Marketing       Des Moines, Iowa       Toys
     Grandrich              Cerritos, Calif.       Home Accessories
     GPX                    St. Louis, Mo.         Electronics & Home
                                                    Entertainment
     IBM Corporation        Southfield, Mich.      Information Services
     Marchon Eyewear        Melville, N.Y.         Optical
     Maybelline             New York, N.Y.         Cosmetics and Fragrance
     Morgan Home Fashions   Woodbridge, N.J.       Linens and Domestics
     Mutual Of Omaha        Westchester, Ill.      Human Resources
     Nike USA, Inc.         Westchester, Ill.      Active Shoes, Men's Apparel
     Pacific Connection     New York, N.Y.         Accessories
     Perrigo                Allergam, Mich.        Health and Over the Counter
                                                    Drugs
     Procter & Gamble       Cincinnati, Ohio       Household Supplies &
                                                    Cleaning
     R.M. Palmer            Reading, Pa.           Food/Candy/Snack/Pet
     Rayovac                Madison, Wis.         Hardware & Automotive
     St. Onge               York Pa.              Planning, Replenishment &
                                                   Analysis
     Sakura                 Hayward, Calif.       School and Home Office
                                                   Supplies
     Sara Lee/Bali
      Intimates             Winston-Salem, N.C.   Intimate Apparel
     Stora Enzio/Horizon
      Papers                Stamford, Conn.       Marketing
     VF Jeanswear           Greensboro, N.C.      Missy & Petite, Plus Sizes,
                                                   Children's & Infants
     Watson Laboratories,
      Inc.,                 Florham Park, N.J.    Pharmacy
     Whitewood Industries/
     International Concepts Norcross, Ga.         Indoor Furniture
     Zelenka Nursery, Inc.  Grand Haven, Mich.    Lawn & Garden
 
     VF Jeanswear will also receive the Strategic Partner of the Year honor,
 recognizing an outstanding vendor relationship that makes a category more
 profitable with innovative purchasing and replenishment techniques.
     "VF Jeanswear has a strategic growth plan with ShopKo founded on
 supporting ShopKo's merchandising initiatives.  They are business solution
 people, looking for ways to continue to grow the business in sales and margins
 while enhancing the relationship with our customers," said Podany.
     ShopKo Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay,
 Wis., operates 370 retail stores in 23 states, primarily in the Midwest,
 Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions.  Retail operations include
 141 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid-sized and
 larger cities, and 229 Pamida discount stores in smaller, rural communities.
 For more information about ShopKo or Pamida visit our website at
 http://www.shopko.com
 
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SOURCE ShopKo Stores, Inc.
    GREEN BAY, Wis., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Thirty
 companies from across the United States have been chosen to receive ShopKo's
 2001 Vendor of the Year awards and one company has been named Strategic
 Partner of the Year.  The awards will be presented August 5, 2001, at a
 reception and dinner at the Don Hutson Center, the Green Bay Packers indoor
 practice facility, Green Bay, Wis.
     "The retail environment has been particularly challenging in the past year
 and our suppliers are increasingly important," said William Podany, ShopKo
 chairman, president and chief executive officer.  "We rely on unique strategic
 business alliances to deliver added value to our customers.  The 2001 Vendor
 of the Year honorees have demonstrated exceptional ability to partner with
 ShopKo in driving sales and delivering customer satisfaction."
 
     ShopKo's 2001 Vendor of the Year award winners are:
     VENDOR                 LOCATION               CATEGORY
     Abrams Construction    Atlanta, Ga.           Property Development
     AON Risk Services      Bloomington, Minn.     Legal
     Arquest, Inc.          Cranbury, N.J.         Health & Beauty Care
     Belson Company         Green Bay, Wis.        Store Operations
     California Advanced
      Sports                Orange, Calif.         Sporting Goods
     Cleo                   Memphis, Tenn.         Trimmery
     Compex International   Carona, Calif.         Outdoor Living
     Conair Corporation     Stamford, Conn.        Housewares
     Excell Marketing       Des Moines, Iowa       Toys
     Grandrich              Cerritos, Calif.       Home Accessories
     GPX                    St. Louis, Mo.         Electronics & Home
                                                    Entertainment
     IBM Corporation        Southfield, Mich.      Information Services
     Marchon Eyewear        Melville, N.Y.         Optical
     Maybelline             New York, N.Y.         Cosmetics and Fragrance
     Morgan Home Fashions   Woodbridge, N.J.       Linens and Domestics
     Mutual Of Omaha        Westchester, Ill.      Human Resources
     Nike USA, Inc.         Westchester, Ill.      Active Shoes, Men's Apparel
     Pacific Connection     New York, N.Y.         Accessories
     Perrigo                Allergam, Mich.        Health and Over the Counter
                                                    Drugs
     Procter & Gamble       Cincinnati, Ohio       Household Supplies &
                                                    Cleaning
     R.M. Palmer            Reading, Pa.           Food/Candy/Snack/Pet
     Rayovac                Madison, Wis.         Hardware & Automotive
     St. Onge               York Pa.              Planning, Replenishment &
                                                   Analysis
     Sakura                 Hayward, Calif.       School and Home Office
                                                   Supplies
     Sara Lee/Bali
      Intimates             Winston-Salem, N.C.   Intimate Apparel
     Stora Enzio/Horizon
      Papers                Stamford, Conn.       Marketing
     VF Jeanswear           Greensboro, N.C.      Missy & Petite, Plus Sizes,
                                                   Children's & Infants
     Watson Laboratories,
      Inc.,                 Florham Park, N.J.    Pharmacy
     Whitewood Industries/
     International Concepts Norcross, Ga.         Indoor Furniture
     Zelenka Nursery, Inc.  Grand Haven, Mich.    Lawn & Garden
 
     VF Jeanswear will also receive the Strategic Partner of the Year honor,
 recognizing an outstanding vendor relationship that makes a category more
 profitable with innovative purchasing and replenishment techniques.
     "VF Jeanswear has a strategic growth plan with ShopKo founded on
 supporting ShopKo's merchandising initiatives.  They are business solution
 people, looking for ways to continue to grow the business in sales and margins
 while enhancing the relationship with our customers," said Podany.
     ShopKo Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay,
 Wis., operates 370 retail stores in 23 states, primarily in the Midwest,
 Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions.  Retail operations include
 141 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid-sized and
 larger cities, and 229 Pamida discount stores in smaller, rural communities.
 For more information about ShopKo or Pamida visit our website at
 http://www.shopko.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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 SOURCE  ShopKo Stores, Inc.

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