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SHOPKO TO BUILD STORE IN DIXON, ILLINOIS

 GREEN BAY, Wis., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SKO), has entered into a purchase agreement for a new site in Dixon, Ill., and has announced intent to build the company's first Illinois store. ShopKo plans to build a 71,000 square foot discount store next to the existing Eagle grocery store located at the northeast corner of Illinois Route 26 and Lowell Park Road at the Lowell Park Plaza. Construction is schedule to begin later this month with the store opening planned for late fall, 1993.
 "ShopKo is excited to be locating in Dixon," said Gene Bankers, ShopKo vice president. "Midwest consumers have been very receptive to our quality merchandise, low prices and excellent customer service policies. This move into Illinois fits very well with our corporate strategy for growth."
 ShopKo is building eight 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 Stores, Inc. is a leading regional discount store chain with 111 stores in 13 states, concentrated in the Upper Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest states. 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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