Shopko Names Ann Kasper as Divisional Vice President

Jun 28, 2010, 17:59 ET from Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko is pleased to announce Ann Kasper has been appointed divisional vice president / divisional merchandise manager for women's apparel.

Kasper joins Shopko from women's apparel and accessories retailer, Coldwater Creek, where she held the position of vice president of merchandising catalog/web. Her successful multi-channel merchandising strategy covered retail, catalog, and e-commerce businesses. Kasper brings over 22 years of apparel industry experience to Shopko.

Prior to Coldwater Creek, Kasper developed and implemented a number of international in-store retail shop concepts for Eileen Fisher, Inc. and Diane Von Furstenberg. She also held executive positions with a number of privately-held apparel companies.

W. Paul Jones, president, chairman and CEO of Shopko, said, "Ann's solid retail knowledge and merchandising leadership skills will provide Shopko with incredible growth opportunities; while her strong commitment to branding and the overall customer experience reflects Shopko's commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our customers from fashion to quality to value. We welcome her to Shopko."

Kasper holds a bachelor of arts degree from Mills College in San Francisco.

About Shopko

Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is 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 that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Shopko is a $2 billion retailer of quality goods and services headquartered in Green Bay, WI, with stores located in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 136 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities and 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept. For more information, please visit