Shopko's prototype design to be used for fifth Iowa store

GREEN BAY, Wis. Shopko has announced that it will be building its first store in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This will be its fifth overall store in the state.

The store will also be designed based on Shopko’s new prototype design. Some of the features of the new design include an appealing aesthetic appearance for customers including color, lighting and signing. The store will also be spacious enough for easy navigation by customers using strollers and carts, as it will be 80,000 square feet in size. The store layout will also feature a pharmacy and optical center at the very front of the store.

“This announcement represents the continuation of an exciting growth phase for Shopko,” said Michael MacDonald, Shopko chairman and chief executive officer. In 2008, Shopko will open five new stores in Wisconsin and another in Minnesota. These include three new full-line prototype stores and three Shopko Express stores.

The Council Bluffs store will open in March 2009, to be the first Shopko opened next year.

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