Shopko Hometown opens in Mt. Carmel next week | Business
Shopko arrives in Mt. Carmel next week. Four months after completing a liquidation sale and converting the old Pamida store to its own brand, Shopko Hometown opens Thursday, January 10 at 9 a.m.
The store, located at 1520 W. 9th St., will host an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45. The public is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event.
The conversion from Pamida to Shopko Hometown came after the two companies announced a merger last year. Shopko is investing approximately $80 million into more than 170 Pamida store conversions which are occurring in phases through the end of the year.
The Shopko Hometown Foundation will present a $2,500 check to Mt. Carmel High School prior to the ribbon cutting. In addition, the first 100 customers in line on Thursday will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through “register to win” events.
Customers will also be encouraged to sign up for Shopko’s My Extra Savings rewards program to receive exclusive savings each week, 10 percent off on their birthday and special email announcements and offers. Every customer who uses their My Extra Savings card on the day of the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree. Refreshments will be served inside the store.
“There has been a great deal of excitement in the community through the conversion process and we’re excited to finally be bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Mt. Carmel,” said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I’m confident that loyal Pamida customers and new customers alike will love what they see and appreciate the great merchandise selection, brands, value and service from the same great team that customers are used to seeing. We look forward to being part of the local community for years to come.”
Shopko Hometown promises outstanding customer service with national brands and high-value private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products – “all in attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet”.