Shopko announced Thursday it has completed the conversion of 163 Pamida stores making it one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
Shopko and Pamida first announced a year ago their intent to merge the two companies and convert the existing Pamida locations to the Shopko Hometown store format.
One year later, the conversion of the last group of Pamida stores is now complete with the final 36 stores celebrating their official grand openings as Shopko Hometown.
Shopko invested a total of $70 million into efforts to convert the Pamida stores to the Shopko Hometown format. Today Shopko currently operates 176 Shopko Hometown stores, up from just 10 at this time last year.