Shopko has been dedicated to providing customers with quality
merchandise and services at prices that communicate value since
1962. Shopko stores fo.. read morecus on customer lifestyles and meeting
our customers' changing needs for casual apparel, home, family,
and healthcare products.
Retail formats include 136 Shopko stores, providing quality
name-brand merchandise and pharmacy and optical services in
small to mid-sized cities and six Shopko Express Rx stores, a
convenient neighborhood drugstore concept.
2009 W. Paul Jones succeeds Michael R. MacDonald as Chairman
2009 Shopko opens fourth prototype store in Council Bluffs,
2009 Shopko's prototype store design won first place in Chain
Store Age's 2008 Retail Store of the Year design competition in
the Discount Store/Mass Merchant category
2008 Shopko opens second and third prototype stores on the
same day in Sussex, WI and North Branch, MN
2008 Shopko opens three Shopko Express stores - two in the
appleton area and another in downtown Green Bay
2008 Shopko opens first prototype store in Suamico, Wisconsin
2007 New Shopko logo and "my life. my style. my store." tag line
2007 Shopko announces 80,000 sq ft prototype retail store to
open in 2008
2006 Shopko announces the appointment of Michael R.
MacDonald as Chairman and CEO
2005 Shopko Stores, Inc. acquired by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
2005 Shopko opens three Shopko Express Rx neighborhood
drug stores in northeast Wisconsin
2004 Shopko consolidates Pamida and Shopko Omaha, NE,
distribution centers, 535,000 sq. ft.
2003 Shopko announces freestanding drug store prototype to
open in 2005
2002 Sam Duncan named President and Chief Executive Officer
2001 Shopko Stores Inc. sales exceed $3.5 billion
2001 Jack Eugster named Chairman of the Board
2001 Shopko opens new state-of-the-art distribution center in
Omaha, NE, 394,000 sq. ft.
2000 Shopko Boise, Idaho, distribution center expands to
347,000 sq. ft.
2000 Shopko DePere, WI, distribution center expands to 494,000
2000 Merck acquires ProVantage
1999 Shopko acquires Pamida Holding Co., a retailer operating
148 discount stores in small rural markets
1999 William Podany succeeds Dale Kramer as President and CEO
1997 Shopko acquires Penn-Daniels Inc., a retailer operating 18
Jacks discount stores
1997 Shopko repurchases 8.2 million shares of common stock
from SUPERVALU to become an independent corporation
1997 Surpasses $2 billion in sales (130 stores)
1996 Shopko President and CEO Dale Kramer named "Retailer of
1995 Shopko receives national "Discounter in Service to the
1992 Shopko Boise, Idaho, distribution center expanded to
214,000 sq. ft.
1991 Dale Kramer succeeds William Tyrrell as president
1991 Shopko spun-off by SUPERVALU and becomes
independent, publicly owned company with initial public offering
of 32 million shares of stock
1991 Shopko launches Vision 2000 merchandising strategy
1990 Shopko opens 100th store
1989 Shopko President and CEO William Tyrrell named "Retailer
of the Year"
1988 Present corporate headquarters building opens in Green
1988 Surpasses $1 billion in sales (87 stores)
1988 Shopko opens seven stores in Utah
1986 Shopko opens distribution center in Boise, Idaho, 80,000
1986 Shopko moves into Montana and Idaho
1985 Shopko opens distribution center in Omaha, Nebraska,
32,000 sq. ft.
1982 Shopko opens centralized optical lab
1981 Shopko opens 30th store
1978 Shopko opens first optical center
1977 Shopko surpasses $100 million in sales (21 stores)
1974 Distribution center opens in Green Bay, Wisconsin, 66,000
1972 William Tyrrell succeeds James Ruben as president
1971 Shopko opens its 10th store
1971 Shopko opens the first in-store pharmacy
1971 Shopko merges with SUPERVALU Inc., a Minneapolis-based
grocery wholesale company
1969 Shopko enters a second state, opening a store in
1962 First Shopko store opens in Green Bay, Wisconsin
1961 Shopko Stores, Inc. organized in Chicago by James Ruben