Shopko and Pamida finalize merger, announce conversion plans for Pamida Stores
The merger between two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete.
Shopko will be headquartered in Green Bay and Pamida’s corporate headquarters in Omaha will be consolidated into the Green Bay office over the next several months. Shopko President, Chairman and CEO W. Paul Jones will retain his position, providing leadership for the combined company. Pamida CEO John Harlow will serve on the leadership team and help direct the integration process.
Shopko also announced the conversion plans for Pamida stores. The company announced that the Pamida stores will be converted to the Shopko Hometown store format by the end of 2012. As part of the continual review process, the company has identified six stores that will not go through conversion and will be closed in August.
Shopko Hometown combines pharmacy services with a broad and dynamic offering of strong national brands and high-value private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products all in attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet.
“We’re eager to get the Pamida store conversion process underway and start to bring Shopko Hometown to more communities,” said Jones.