Shopko Stores are Opening at Midnight on Black Friday


Nov 03, 2011, 12:13 ET from Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's Shopko Stores or Shopko Hometown Stores, Shopko is excited to announce some of the most convenient hours and locations for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day.  

In addition to opening on Thanksgiving Day for customers trying to beat the weekend rush, Shopko Stores will now open at MIDNIGHT on Black Friday. Shopko is one of the few stores open for its shoppers' convenience on Thanksgiving Day, with shopping hours from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Shopko's new Hometown stores in Wisconsin (Abbotsford, Brillion, Kewaunee, Kiel, and Seymour), Michigan (Calumet and Ishpeming), and Minnesota (Mora and Princeton) will also be open on Thanksgiving Day with shopping hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and a 5:00 a.m. opening on Black Friday.

In addition to the convenient hours, Shopko is excited to offer an expanded selection of over 480 Doorbuster Deals starting at MIDNIGHT on Black Friday in Shopko Stores and 5:00 a.m. in Shopko Hometown Stores.  For those customers who want to beat the traffic of Black Friday, Shopko has added amazing Turkey Day Doorbusters on Thanksgiving Day.  Shoppers who prefer to shop from the convenience of home can visit  The same great deals found in stores will be available, and customers will find exclusive "On-Line Deals."

"Our customers are telling us that they are pressed for time and want flexible shopping options," said Paul Jones, Shopko Chairman, President and CEO.  "In our larger markets Shopko Stores will deliver greater convenience and value on Black Friday through expanded hours and more Doorbuster items than ever.  In our smaller Shopko Hometown markets we will offer the same great value and convenience without the need to travel outside the community."

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. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the $2 billion retailer operates 147 stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain 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; and 8 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of rural communities. Shopko plans to open 2 additional Shopko Hometown stores in 2011. For more information, visit .