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SHOPKO ANNOUNCES 1993 VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 GREEN BAY, Wis., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-nine companies from across the United States will be receiving ShopKo's Partners in Progress Vendor of the Year awards, recognizing their outstanding efforts as merchandise suppliers.
 "As the retail industry becomes increasingly competitive, the partnerships we have with our suppliers are critical to our success," said Dale P. Kramer, ShopKo president and chief executive officer. "It takes more than supplying a quality product these days. We rely on these vendor partnerships to make sure ShopKo has the right merchandise at the right price, in the quantity we need, when we need it. Our Vendors of the Year have demonstrated exceptional ability to work with ShopKo in providing outstanding products and service to our customers."
 ShopKo's 1993 Vendor of the Year award winners are:
 Alcon Vision Care, Fort Worth, Texas
 Badger Periodical Distributors, Appleton, Wis.
 Berkley, Spirit Lake, Iowa
 Bestform Foundations, Inc., New York, N.Y.
 Brittania, San Francisco, Calif.
 Cherokee Hosiery, New York, N.Y.
 Cleo, Memphis, Tenn.
 Coleman Outdoor Products, Inc., Wichita, Kan.
 Commercial Rug, Dalton, Ga.
 Corning Vitro Corporation, Corning, N.Y.
 Corona Curtain, Boston, Mass.
 CPS Corporation, Franklin, Texas
 Cradle Togs, New York, N.Y.
 Duraco Products, Inc., Streamwood, Ill.
 Eastman Kodak, Oakbrook, Ill.
 Extra Sportswear, New York, N.Y.
 Fisher Price, E. Aurora, N.Y.
 Flavorhouse Products, Inc., Dothan, Ala.
 Fun World/Easter Unlimited, Carle Place, N.Y.
 Gran Prix, St. Louis, Mo.
 Hershey Chocolate U.S.A., Hershey, Pa.
 Henry I. Siegel Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.
 Imperial Toy Company, Los Angeles, Calif.
 Jensen Byrd Company, Spokane, Wash.
 Jimco Lamp Company, Jonesboro, Ark.
 Lee/Rowan Company, St. Louis, Mo.
 Lifetime Hoan Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y.
 L.G. Cook Distributors, Grand Rapids, Mich.
 Logo 7, Indianapolis, Ind.
 Magicolor Paint Company, Wheeling, Ill.
 Mattel Toys, El Segundo, Calif.
 Maybelline, Memphis, Tenn.
 Mayfair, New York, N.Y.
 McNeil Consumer Products Company, Fort Washington, Pa.
 Mirro Company (Member of Newell Group), Manitowoc, Wis.
 National Picture & Frame, Greenwood, Miss.
 Nike, Inc., Beaverton, Ore.
 Palmetto's, New York, N.Y.
 Pacific Coast Feather, Dalton, Ga.
 Pacific Connections, New York, N.Y.
 Pepsi-Cola Company, Somers, N.Y.
 Roadmaster Corporation, Olney, Ill.
 Sauder Woodworking, Archbold, Ohio
 Scotch Maid, Inc., New York, N.Y.
 Sega of America, Inc., St. Louis Park, Mo.
 Singer Sewing Company, Edison, N.J.
 Video Technology Industries, Inc., Wheeling, Ill.
 Wrangler, Greensboro, N.C.
 Zebco, Tulsa, Okla.
 ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SKO), is a leading regional discount department store chain with 111 stores in 13 states, concentrated in the Upper Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest states. The company recorded sales of $1.7 billion last year (fiscal year ended Feb. 27, 1993) and recently announced plans to build 37 new stores in 1994-1996. ShopKo will open eight new stores in 1993 including stores in Dixon, Ill,; Loveland and Longmont, Colo.; Duluth, Minn.; Lacey, Wash.; and Sheboygan, Wis.; and relocated stores in Marshall, Minn., and Mitchell, S.D. Illinois and Colorado will become the 14th and 15th states in the ShopKo chain. ShopKo stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Philadelphia, Midwest and Pacific exchanges under the symbol "SKO."
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 /CONTACT: Sheree Olson, public affairs manager, ShopKo Stores, Inc., 414-496-4186/
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