Shopko was a retail store that was headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It went out of business on June 23, 2019. Before all stores were closed, it had more than 363 branches operating in 24 states.
Stores were typically found in small and mid-size communities. They were located in shopping malls, power centers, freestanding locations, and strip malls. The company even ran walk-in clinics in its stores called FastCare.
What time does Shopko open?
|Monday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Tuesday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Wednesday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Thursday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Friday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Saturday||08:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Sunday||09:00 AM – 07:00 PM|
Is Shopko open today? Is Shopko open tomorrow?
Is Shopko open on Sunday? Yes, it’s open.
Shopko closing time
What time does Shopko close? Usually, it closes at 09:00 PM.
Shopko was founded by James Ruben in 1962. It was formerly known as ShopKo Corporation and had its first store in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was one of the first chains to provide pharmacy, eye care and other related services within its stores.
The second store was opened on Main Street on the east side of Green Bay in 1966. It was referred to as ShopKo East. This was followed by more locations in the same state. Shopko then expanded to Michigan in 1969.
Ruben announced that the company’s headquarters would move to Ashland Avenue in June 1970. ShopKo Corp. was also renamed to ShopKo Stores, Inc. in the same month. Plans were announced in 1971 to merge with Minneapolis-based SuperValu.
Ruben left ShopKo in 1972 and became the president of SuperValu. He was succeeded by William Tyrrell. In 1977, ShopKo topped sales worth $100 million. The 1980s saw the company expand to Utah.
By 1988, it had 87 stores that made it hit $1 billion in sales. The company introduced a hypermarket concept called Twin Valu in 1989. It combined the grocery selection of Cub Foods and ShopKo’s general merchandise.
By 1990, the retail store had 100 branches across the U.S. It announced plans to merge with Ohio-based chain called Phar-Mor in 1996, but the plans were called off. A year later, ShopKo acquired Penn-Daniels Inc.
It also bought out SuperValu’s stock and banned tobacco products in its stores in the same year. Under the leadership of William Podany, the store acquired 147 locations owned by Pamida in 1999.
Podany resigned in April 2002 and was replaced by Jeffrey Girard as the interim CEO. Sam Duncan officially took over in October. ShopKo was bought by Sun Capital Partners in 2005. Pamida spun off in 2007 and became independent.
Due to tough competition and financial troubles, ShopKo was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2019. This saw the closure of multiple stores. The company’s optical operations were bought by Monarch Alternative Capital LP in April 2019.
Shopko Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
Shopko Holiday Hours – Closed
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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ShopKo ran multi-department retail outlets that offered various goods and services. These were sold under two main subsidiaries. The first was ShopKo Express, a pharmacy chain that also offered limited items such as groceries, wine, beer, beauty supplies, and general merchandise. The second was ShopKo Hometown which was aimed at communities with between 3,000 and 8,000 people. Shopko also sold private label brands in apparel and general merchandise.
Shopko ran multiple slogans that were popular with its stores. Such slogans include “ShopKo discounts the price…not the quality”, “ShopKo – The Store for You”, “ShopKo – Neat stuff, neat store”, and “ShopKo – Your Lifestyle, Your Pricestyle”. The chain also hired Karen McDiarmid as its spokesman in the 80s and 90s.
Despite its fall, Shopko offered a wide range of products for its customers. Such products included housewares, clothing, footwear, beauty products, jewelry and so much more. These made it the go-to choice for many across its more than 300 locations.