Shopko adds five Hometown units
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, November 5, 2013
Green Bay, Wis. - Shopko's Hometown format, developed to serve smaller rural communities, is opening five stores this month in three states.
On Nov. 4, the company opened units in St. Peter, Minn. as well as Ellsworth and Winneconne, Wis.
On Nov. 11, Shopko will open in Afton, Wyo., and Tomahawk, Wis.
"We understand that consumers in smaller towns want convenient access to the same variety of high quality goods and on trend merchandise without having to travel a good distance from their community," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko interim ceo and chief operating officer.
With the openings, the Shopko Hometown format accounts for 180 units. The company also operates 134 Shopko stores in small to mid-sized cities; five Shopko Express Rx stores, a neighborhood drugstore concept; seven Shopko Pharmacy locations; and a full online store.
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