Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Job of Tomorrow...Today! Vintage ShopKo

Picked up an old ShopKo employment book from the early 70s (I think). Most of it's pretty dry, but there are a couple of pages of cool old photos. ShopKo has been a fixture here in Omaha since 1984 and they are still alive and kicking with 4 stores in the area and a 5th opening later this year.

A little ShopKo info from the Wiki:
Shopko is a chain of retail stores based in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, outside of Green Bay, behind Bay Park Square, a shopping mall featuring Shopko as one of its anchor tenants. The company employs approximately 16,000 people and has a presence in 13 states.

Shopko was founded in 1962 in Green Bay by James Ruben. From 1991 until 2005, the company was publicly held with stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKO. In December 2005, the company was acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners and reverted to private ownership. The company generates annual sales of approximately $2.2 billion. The first Shopko store is located on 216 S. Military Avenue, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In 1999 Shopko purchased Pamida, a regional discount chain that operated mainly in smaller communities of three to eight thousand people. Shopko operated Pamida as a separate division until 2007, when Pamida was separated from Shopko and reestablished as a separate company.

The company operates 135 stores located in 13 states. These stores are placed in small to mid-sized communities. Such stores are multi-department operations.


sly said...

say hello to a good buy...
at shopko!

Nickname unavailable said...

My life My style My Store......