Shopko announces closure of 6 more stores in Wisconsin

Associated Press

Jan. 11, 2019

GREEN BAY - Shopko has announced the closure of six more stores in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin-based retailer announced late last year that it was closing 39 stores in 19 states by the end of February.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that it has added to the list stores in Appleton, Grafton, La Crosse, Menasha, Seymour and Sussex. Before, it had announced only one Wisconsin closure, in Mauston.

The Appleton Shopko Express, W3208 Van Roy Road, in Buchanan, will close Feb. 15. The other five stores will close April 7, a company spokeswoman said.

The Sussex store is located at N66-W25201 Silver Spring Drive and the Grafton store is located at 1771 Wisconsin Ave.

The West Bend store at 1710 S. Main St. will not be closing.

The Green Bay area department store chain operates about 360 stores in 24 states.

Shopko has said the closures are dictated by the long-term outlook on profitability, sales trends and growth potential.

Shopko intends to seek bankruptcy protection from creditors next week.

The company joins a long list of retailers that have been hard hit in recent years, including Milwaukee- based Bon-Ton, parent company of Boston Store, Sears and Kmart.