Shopko Ups Hometown Store Count

Shopko HometownGREEN BAY, Wis.-Shopko has slated the opening of five Shopko Hometown stores for this month.

Three of the locations—in Ellsworth, Wis., St. Peter, Minn. and Winneconne, Wis.—opened yesterday. Stores in Afton, Wyo., and Tomahawk, Wis., are scheduled to open on Nov. 11. After that, the Shopko Hometown store count will total 180.

The Shopko Hometown format, smaller than a Shopko store, is designed for smaller rural communities. It offers retail health services, national brands and private-label brands in apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, everyday consumables and lawn and garden products.