GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko recently concluded its annual United Way Campaign, raising a total of $580,804, which represents a 10% increase over 2012. The total amount donated includes a $110,000 donation from the Shopko Foundation, which generously agreed to match the increase in funds raised by Shopko employees over last year's campaign.
"The Shopko Foundation is honored to make a donation to support the great work of the United Way in recognition of our successful corporate campaign," said Shopko CEO Peter McMahon. "The generosity shown by Shopko teammates this year is overwhelming and inspiring. I am humbled by the caring spirit and commitment of our employees to help raise funds for those in need."
For more than 40 years, Shopko and its employees across the United States have joined together annually to raise money for their local United Way chapters.
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.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 326 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; 6 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 181 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.