Shopko Names John Bulgarella as Divisional Vice President

Jun 28, 2010, 17:59 ET from Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko is pleased to announce John Bulgarella has been appointed divisional vice president/divisional merchandise manager for the hard home division. Bulgarella will be responsible for developing, directing and executing merchandising strategies for the consumer electronics and furniture divisions.

Commenting on the appointment, W. Paul Jones, president, chairman and CEO of Shopko, stated, "John comes to us with exceptional skills and retail experience in these important merchandise areas. His solid track record of delivering results, his highly-effective leadership skills, and his proven talent implementing marketing strategies make John an excellent addition to the Shopko team."

Bulgarella joins Shopko from InkStop, Inc. where he served as vice president of merchandising, marketing and store operations. Prior to InkStop, Bulgarella held the position of senior vice president of merchandising at OfficeMax.

Bulgarella holds a business degree from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

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