Shopko appoints Jill Soltau as president

Soltau promoted to president, chief merchandising officer, joined Shopko in 2007

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said Friday.

Shopko announced the promotion of Jill Soltau to president and chief merchandising officer. Soltau began working for Shopko in 2007 as SVP and GMM apparel and accessories, before receiving a promotion in 2009 to EVP and chief merchandising officer. She previously worked for retailers such as Sears and Kohl's.

In her new role, Soltau will continue to oversee the chain of nearly 350 stores merchandising and product development while assuming responsibility for marketing, e-commerce, inventory management and supply chain departments and continuing her forces on the development and implementation of the company's merchandising strategy.

"Since joining Shopko, Jill has led the creation of Shopko's highly successful main store merchandising strategy and has been instrumental in the development of the company's growth vehicle, Shopko Hometown," Shopko interim CEO and COO Mike Bettiga said. "Jill is a committed, driven and enthusiastic leader."


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