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SHOPKO STORES REPORTS AUGUST SALES UP 8 PERCENT

 SHOPKO STORES REPORTS AUGUST SALES UP 8 PERCENT
 GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKo Stores, Inc., (NYSE: SKO) reported sales for the four weeks ended Aug. 29, 1992, increased 8.0 percent to $126.2 million from $116.8 million during the same period last year. Comparable store sales increased 4.5 percent.
 For the cumulative 30 weeks ended Aug. 29, 1992, total sales increased 3.3 percent to $869.2 million from $841.5 million for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for the cumulative 30 weeks ended Aug. 29, 1992, increased 0.9 percent over the same period last year.
 "Our sales performance is encouraging, given the increased entry into ShopKo markets by major competitors," said ShopKo President and Chief Executive Officer Dale P. Kramer. "We anticipate fall 30th anniversary and holiday promotions to positively impact sales."
 The second quarter of ShopKo's fiscal year ends Sept. 12, 1992 and the company anticipates reporting sales and earnings for the quarter Sept. 22. ShopKo Stores, Inc. is a leading regional discount store chain operating 111 stores in 13 states.
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 /CONTACT: Gene Bankers, vice president of ShopKo Stores, Inc., 414-496-4158/
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