2012-07-05 / Front Page

Pamida starts store switch

Conversion process to be completed by Aug.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko announced Monday the liquidation sale has ended, and the store conversion process to Shopko Hometown will begin this week at the Manistique Pamida store.

The store and its pharmacy will remain open during the entire conversion process, which will last between 5-6 weeks.

The conversion to Shopko Hometown will include new interior and exterior signage, carpet, paint, updated and supplement fixtures and lighting, and a new easy-toshop 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 July 15, followed by the “Home” department, which will open no later than July 29. The home department includes sporting goods, electronics, housewares, toys and domestics. The final department to convert is “Apparel”, which will open by Aug. 5. 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.

“The Manistique Pamida store is one of the first to make the conversion to Shopko Hometown and we are thrilled to be just weeks away from introducing this retail concept to the local community,” said Paul Jones, Shopko President, Chairman and CEO. “I am confident shoppers are going to really like what they see post conversion and will appreciate the expanded merchandise mix, new brands and great value, all in an attractive, easy to shop store. We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of Shopko Hometown with members of the community.”

Shopko Hometown combines Shopko’s strong reputation of health services and customer service 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 a well laid out store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet.

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