GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko announced today the appointment of W. Paul Jones to the position of President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Jones will be responsible for the direction of all merchandising and marketing activities of the regional mass retailer.
Jones' career has been highlighted by senior merchandising roles in the department store sector, mid-tier chain stores and big box retailers. He has over 20 years of retail leadership across several divisions of May Department Stores, Kohl's and most recently Sears. Jones has extensive experience in Merchandising, Private Brand Development and Planning. His education includes an undergraduate degree in Business & Finance and Economics and an MBA in Marketing.
"Paul is exceptionally well-qualified to take over this important role in our company," said Michael R. MacDonald, Shopko Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Beyond his impressive credentials, Paul is a thoughtful and passionate student of the retail industry and our business specifically."
Jones' appointment will be effective November 14, 2007.
Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is 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 that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Shopko is a $2.2 billion retailer of quality goods and services headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., with stores located in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 132 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in mid-sized to larger cities and three Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept. For more information, please visit http://www.shopko.com.
|SOURCE Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC|
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