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Shopko was a chain of retail stores based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

All locations CLOSED on June 23, 2019.

Shopko has been dedicated to providing customers with quality merchandise and services at prices that communicate value since 1962. To date, Shopko has grown into a family of more than 130 specialty discount stores focused on customer lifestyles and meeting our customers' changing needs for casual apparel, home, family and healthcare products.

Date Milestone

2019 On January 16, 2019 Shopko filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Chapter 11 is a chapter of Title 11, the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States.

2007 - 2012 Shopko operated Pamida as a separate division until 2007, when Pamida was separated from Shopko and reestablished as a separate company. In 2012, Shopko and Pamida merged into one company. Shortly after, most Pamida stores were rebranded as Shopko Hometown.

2006 ShopKo announces prototype retail store to open in 2008

2006 ShopKo announces the appointment of Michael R. MacDonald as Chairman and CEO

2005 ShopKo Stores, Inc. acquired by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

2005 ShopKo opens three ShopKo Express Rx neighborhood drug stores in northeast Wisconsin

2004 ShopKo consolidates Pamida and ShopKo Omaha, Neb., distribution centers, 535,000 sq. ft.

2003 ShopKo announces freestanding drug store prototype to open in 2005

2002 Sam Duncan named President and Chief Executive Officer

2001 ShopKo Stores Inc. sales exceed $3.5 billion

2001 Jack Eugster named Chairman of the Board

2001 ShopKo opens new state-of-the-art distribution center in Omaha, Neb., 394,000 sq. ft.

2000 ShopKo Boise, Idaho, distribution center expands to 347,000 sq. ft.

2000 ShopKo DePere, Wis., distribution center expands to 494,000 sq. ft.

2000 Merck acquires ProVantage

1999 ShopKo acquires Pamida Holding Co., a retailer operating 148 discount stores in small rural markets

1999 William J Podany succeeds Dale Kramer as President and CEO

1997 ShopKo acquires Penn-Daniels Inc., a retailer operating 18 Jacks discount stores

1997 ShopKo repurchases 8.2 million shares of common stock from SUPERVALU to become an independent corporation

1997 Surpasses $2 billion in sales (130 stores)

1996 ShopKo President and CEO Dale Kramer named "Retailer of the Year"

1995 ShopKo receives national Discounter in Service to the Community award

1992 ShopKo Boise, Idaho, distribution center expanded to 214,000 sq. ft.

1991 Dale Kramer succeeds William Tyrrell as president

1991 ShopKo spun-off by SUPERVALU and becomes independent, publicly owned company with initial public offering of 32 million shares of stock

1991 ShopKo launches Vision 2000 merchandising strategy

1990 ShopKo opens 100th store

1989 ShopKo President and CEO William Tyrrell named "Retailer of the Year"

1988 Present corporate headquarters building opens in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1988 Surpasses $1 billion in sales (87 stores)

1988 ShopKo opens seven stores in Utah

1986 Opens distribution center in Boise, Idaho, 80,000 sq. ft.

1986 ShopKo moves into Montana and Idaho

1985 Opens distribution center in Omaha, Nebraska, 32,000 sq. ft.

1982 ShopKo opens centralized optical lab

1981 ShopKo opens 30th store

1978 ShopKo opens first optical center

1977 ShopKo surpasses $100 million in sales (21 stores)

1974 Distribution center opens in Green Bay, Wisconsin, 66,000 sq. ft.

1972 William Tyrrell succeeds James Ruben as president

1971 ShopKo opens its 10th store

1971 ShopKo opens the first in-store pharmacy

1971 ShopKo merges with SUPERVALU Inc., a Minneapolis-based grocery wholesale company

1969 ShopKo enters a second state, opening a store in Marquette, Michigan

1962 First ShopKo store opens in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1961 ShopKo Stores, Inc. organized in Chicago, by James Ruben

Shopko, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has two divisions: Shopko and Shopko Express Rx. They employ more than 16-thousand teammates in 13 states, in more than 135 stores, generating annual sales exceeding $ 2.2 billion.

Shopko, founded by pharmacist James Ruben. opened Shopko's first store in Green Bay in 1962, he envisioned a company focused on: quality, convenience and value. He saw the opportunity to combine health care services with a large discount store. Shopko became one of the first mass retailers to feature pharmacies and eye care centers.

In 1991, Shopko Stores Inc. became a publicly-held, independent company with stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SKO". In December of 2005, Shopko Stores, Inc. was purchased by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and no longer is a publicly-owned corporation.

Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm, focuses on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Since Sun Capital's inception in 1995, its affiliates have invested in & managed more than 115 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. Offices are located in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Shenzhen.

Shopko division

The Shopko division has 135 stores in 13 states. Located in mid-sized to larger cities, Shopko stores are multi-department retail stores committed to offering quality merchandise, services and value to meet customers' needs for home, family basics, casual apparel and seasonal products, with a special emphasis on retail health.

Shopko stores deliver a great customer experience. Clean, spacious & well-lit, the easy to shop stores offer friendly service, on trend-quality merchandise with name-brands: Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Kitchen Aid, Fisher-Price & Sony.

Private label brands are included: Bailey's Point, NorthCrest, Energy Zone, Soft Sensations, Soon to Be, Green Soda.

Contact Shopko:

P.O Box 19060
Green Bay, WI 54307-9060
Attn: Customer Service

Or call us at (800) 791-7333, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CDT.

To contact our corporate headquarters:

P.O. Box 19060
Green Bay, WI 54307-9060
Phone: 920/429-2211

700 Pilgrim Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: 920/429-2211

Learn more at the Shopko website.


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