Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Jim Orr 

Shopko Keeps Making Moves


December 20, 2018

Shopko Stores Operating Co., which announced plans this month to close its Kimball department store, keeps making moves to right its financial ship.

The Wisconsin-headquartered retailer in recent days reported the sale of 64 of its pharmacy locations to supermarket chains – 42 to Kroger and 22 to Hy-Vee.

Those moves don’t affect the Kimball operation, but this development offers perhaps a glimmer of hope: The manager of the Shopko Hometown outlet in Stanley, N.D., told the media last weekend that plans to close that store were reversed.

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