Two Harbors Pamida begins switch to Shopko

The transformation from a Pamida store to a Shopko in Two Harbors began Sunday with a liquidation sale, reports the Lake County News Chronicle.

The story quotes store manager Tim Lekatz saying that only 18 percent of Pamida’s current merchandise will remain after Pamida holds a liquidation sale that started Sunday and continues until early July.

The story said:

After that, the store will be closed for renovations until the first week in August. The store will be completely redone and restocked with new merchandise currently offered by Shopko.

After Pamida and Shopko merged together in January of this year, Shopko announced that Pamida stores would undergo facelifts to become Shopko stores over the next year.

“It will be a completely different store,” Lekatz said.

The Two Harbors Pamida is one of more than 180 Pamida stores that will become Shopko stores nationwide. Shopko is spending about $80 million on the changes. Shopko focuses on smaller communities, while competitors Target and Walmart have the corner on larger markets