Friday, August 28, 2015

Shopko Hometown store coming To Orofino

Retailer welcomes Glenwood Pharmacy staff and customers

Today Shopko announced plans for the construction of a new Shopko Hometown store located on Michigan Avenue in Orofino. In preparation for the new store, which will contain a pharmacy, the company also announced the purchase of Glenwood Pharmacy, which will become a Shopko Pharmacy effective Aug. 31. 

Construction of the new store is expected to begin next spring. Until the new store opens, Shopko Hometown Pharmacy will be located in the current Glenwood Pharmacy location at 1105 Michigan Avenue in Orofino. The Shopko Hometown store is expected to open in fall of 2016 and the pharmacy staff and operations will move into the new store at that time. 

The Shopko Hometown retail format, developed to augment Shopko’s larger store model and focused on serving the needs of smaller rural communities, combines retail health services with a convenient new community-focused shopping experience that features essential name-brand items. Shopko Hometown carries food, health and beauty aids, products for the home, fashions and more for the whole family.

“We’re excited to bring Shopko Hometown to the Orofino community,” said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. “We understand that consumers in smaller towns are looking for the same variety of high quality goods and trend right merchandise that can be found in larger cities.

“Customers of our Hometown stores tell us they appreciate the vastly improved shopping experience and access to a broad, differentiated selection of merchandise, including products and brands previously not available in their community.

“With our best-in-class pharmacy services, focus on excellent customer service and strong commitment to support the local community, we are confident that Shopko Hometown will be well received by customers in the Orofino area.”

Customers of Glenwood Pharmacy are likely to see some familiar faces when filling prescriptions at the new Shopko Hometown Pharmacy as Pharmacist Patti (Peterson) Darling, RPh and members of her staff will be taking positions with Shopko Hometown Pharmacy. The staff at Shopko Hometown Pharmacy looks forward to continuing to meet the healthcare needs of Glenwood Pharmacy customers with prompt, friendly, professional service. 

“Shopko is a leader in healthcare and pharmacy services and we are happy to be joining Shopko in continuing to provide excellent service to our customers,” said Patti Darling, RPh. “We are also committed to looking for new ways to better serve our customers and are excited about some of the programs offered by Shopko which will make our customers’ pharmacy experience as convenient as possible.”

Shopko has a central file prescription system that allows customers to refill prescriptions at any Shopko Pharmacy location and has also introduced a free mobile pharmacy app which customers can use to manage and refill prescriptions anytime from their mobile phones.

Pharmacy customers with questions are encouraged to contact Glenwood Pharmacy at (208) 476-5727.

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In addition, Shopko is aware of the wildfires that have caused many evacuations and homes to be completely lost in the community. To show their support, the Shopko Foundation is donating $1,000 to the Orofino Rotary Club, which has set up a fund to help with relief efforts.

“Shopko and the Shopko Foundation value the communities we serve and are proud to assist organizations in need, especially at a time of crisis,” said Shopko in a press release. 

About Shopko

Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 343 stores in 24 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 131 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; five Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; four Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 203 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit

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