Shopko begins conversion

August 20, 2012

Shopko announced  that the liquidation sale has ended and the store conversion process to Shopko Hometown will begin next week at the Clare Pamida store.   The store and its pharmacy will remain open during the entire conversion process which will last between five to six weeks.

The conversion to Shopko Hometown will include new interior and exterior signage, updated and supplemental fixtures and a new easy to shop store layout.  Each of the store’s three primary departments will be converted one department at a time with each department opening to shoppers as soon as it’s complete.

The first department to be converted will be Consumables, which includes health and beauty, over the counter, candy, beverages and snacks.  The department will open to the public by August 20th, followed by the Home department which will open no later than September 3rd.  The Home department includes sporting goods, electronics, housewares, toys and domestics.  The final department to convert is Apparel which will open by September 20th.   The store’s outdoor lawn and garden department will remain open throughout the conversion.  A grand opening celebration will take place once the entire conversion process is complete.

“Since our merger with Pamida early this year, we’ve converted 45 Pamida stores to the Shopko Hometown format,” said Paul Jones, Shopko President, Chairman and CEO.  “The response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive and we are thrilled to be just weeks away from introducing this retail concept to Clare.”

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