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
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
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.