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SHOPKO STORES REPORTS AUGUST SALES

 GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SKO) reported sales for the four weeks ended Aug. 28, 1993, decreased 1.0 percent to $125.0 million from $126.2 million during the same period last year. Comparable store sales decreased 0.4 percent.
 For the cumulative 30 weeks ended Aug. 28, 1993, total sales increased 1.2 percent to $879.6 million from $869.2 million for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for the cumulative 30 weeks ended Aug. 28, 1993, increased 0.7 percent from the same period last year.
 ShopKo Stores, Inc. is a leading regional discount store chain operating 111 stores in 13 states. The company 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: Gene Bankers, vice president of ShopKo Stores, 414-496-4158/
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