— ShopKo Stores, Inc. is scheduled to complete the remodeling of seven stores on Nov. 6.
The stores bring to 10 the number of ShopKo stores remodeled in 2004 at a total cost of approximately $22 million. The remodeled stores are located in:Redding,Calif.;Salem,Ore.;St. Cloud,Minn.;Marquette,Mich.;Wisconsin Rapids,Wis.;Appleton,Wis.; andMadison,Wis."Our goal is to establish a less clinical, more residential environment through the creative use of updated color and materials," said Sam Duncan, ShopKo president and CEO.Store changes include: a new interior and exterior color scheme, reallocated space in home decor and housewares areas including enhanced presentations and assortments in furniture and lamps, a redesign of the home entertainment area, a new KitchenAid shop and an expanded appliance section, additional convenience merchandise items such as newspapers and refrigerated items, and new automated checkout lanes and self-checkouts at some locations.