After a four-month liquidation sale and store conversion process, the former Pamida store in Toledo has completed its much anticipated conversion to Shopko Hometown and will celebrate with a grand opening event tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 29.)
The store, located at 1006 S. County Road, will open its doors to the public as Shopko Hometown at 9 a.m. following an official ribbon cutting ceremony that will begin at 8:45 a.m. The public is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event.
The grand opening event will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Herbert Hoover High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation prior to the ribbon cutting. In addition, the first 100 customers in line on Thursday will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through "register to win" events. Customers will also be encouraged to sign up for Shopko's My Extra Savings rewards program to receive exclusive savings each week, 10% off on their birthday and special email announcements and offers. Every customer who uses their My Extra Savings card on the day of the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree. Refreshments will be served inside the store.
There’s a new look outside and in at the Shopko Hometown ?Store in Toledo in the former Pamida location on U.S. Highway 63.
"There has been a great deal of excitement in the community through the conversion process and we're excited to finally be bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Toledo," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "I'm confident that loyal Pamida customers and new customers alike will love what they see and appreciate the great merchandize selection, brands, value and service. We look forward to being part of the local community for years to come."
Shopko Hometown combines Shopko's strong reputation for 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 attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet.
"Our pharmacy team and store hours remain the same as they were at Pamida and we are dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our customers with prompt, friendly, professional service," said Pharmacy Manager Mike Bachelder, RPh. "We are also committed to looking for new ways to better serve our customers and make their pharmacy experience as convenient as possible, as evidenced by the recent introduction of our free mobile pharmacy app which customers can use to manage and refill prescriptions anytime from their smartphones."
The conversion from Pamida to Shopko Hometown came after the two companies announced a merger earlier this year. As part of the merger, Shopko is investing approximately $80 million into more than 170 Pamida store conversions which are occurring in phases through the end of the year.
Shopko is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates almost 350 stores in 22 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; and 10 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. In addition, Shopko is in the process of converting over 170 recently-acquired stores and pharmacies to the Shopko brand. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.