March 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted $157.5 million in sales, representing a decline of 1%, for the four weeks ended March 1.

December 12, 2013

Shopko is opening two small-format stores in the Midwest, the chain said Thursday.

December 9, 2013

A philanthropic arm of mass merchandiser Shopko is planning to donate up to $360,000 to school districts across the country.

November 21, 2013

Sears Holdings had sales of $8.3 billion in third quarter 2013, down $585 million compared with third quarter 2012, the parent company of the Kmart and Sears chains said Thursday.

November 4, 2013

Shopko is opening five new small-format stores this month, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

August 29, 2013

Pharmacy and hardware/auto were two significant contributing factors behind Fred's Super Dollar second-quarter sales increase of 2%, the company reported.

June 12, 2013

Shopko will open five small-format stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the mass merchandise retailer said.

January 31, 2013

Shopko has finished converting the 163 Pamida stores that it bought last year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

May 9, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association wrapped up its three-day NCPA Legislative Conference Wednesday with a rally, the association announced.

March 30, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday submitted written comments to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet hearing on H.R. 1946, the Preserving Our Hometown Independent Pharmacies Act, in support of the bill.

March 29, 2012

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet on Thursday morning heard testimony regarding H.R. 1946, "Preserving Our Hometown Independent Pharmacies Act of 2011."

March 2, 2012

General merchandise retailers Shopko and Pamida have completed their merger that will create a $3 billion company that serves largely rural communities in 22 states.

January 4, 2012

Mass merchandise retailers Shopko Stores and Pamida are merging, the two companies said Wednesday.

July 5, 2011

Increasingly, chains that traditionally have not been major forces in food retailing are making bigger commitments than ever to fresh — including meat, produce and dairy — in an effort not only to help solve the nation’s growing health crisis and expand Americans’ access to nutritious food options, but also to create new reasons for customers to shop their stores.


July 5, 2011

The race is on to capture tomorrow’s click-and-pick shopper — that multichannel consumer who, with a click, wields her phone as an omniscient shopping tool and then either picks her product off the shelf or picks where that product will be waiting for her, be it at a nearby store or in her mailbox. 


June 30, 2011

Somehow, someway, Walgreens will be the first to figure out how to beam a prescription right into a patient's medicine cabinet "Star-Trek" style. Because as sure as the chain's e-commerce president Sona Chawla is to Walgreens as Scotty is to the USS Enterprise, Walgreens is moving at light speed in monetizing and capitalizing on multichannel retailing. And the chain hasn't even got its multichannel engines really revved yet.

June 29, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday unveiled plans to establish deeper roots on its home turf with its “Chicago Hometown Investment Initiative,” a plan that will create an estimated 600 new jobs in the city over the next two years and will quadruple the number of Walgreens’ food oasis stores.

June 22, 2011

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., on Monday propositioned a bill that would allow independent drug stores to band together in an effort to increase their collective pharmaceutical buying power.

April 25, 2011


Shopko’s story is sort of like a retailing version of “The Little Engine that Could.” Among mass merchandise retailers, it’s one of the smaller and less well-known chains, but that hasn’t stopped it from making its mark, particularly in new health-and-wellness and pharmacy initiatives.


April 1, 2011

One week after Food Lion announced its grocery giveaway, another Delhaize America banner has kicked off a similar program.

January 3, 2011

Mass merchandiser Shopko will open a new Shopko Hometown store in the city of Seymour, Wis., the chain said in December.