PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF VALLEY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
ORD, NEB. – Shopko has announced the planned closure of at least 39 stores around the U.S. Unfortunately, Shopko Hometown Ord is on that list. According to Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen, the company reviewed the long-term outlook on profitability, sales trends and potential growth, and made the decision to close these locations. Since the news broke, we have been in contact with the initial developer for the project and Shopko’s corporate office. The property owner could not be immediately reached but will be contacted this week.
While our next step is not immediately certain, the current priority of the Valley County Economic Development board and its partners is to determine if a case can be made for Shopko to remain in Ord. If it is determined that this is not feasible, or an attempt is unsuccessful, we will identify any opportunities created by the planned closure and capitalize on them accordingly.
The Valley County Economic Development board and staff take very seriously the gap that the planned closure would create for area patrons and the jobs lost. At this same time, we strongly encourage all residents to support their local businesses, who provide great access to goods and services, this holiday season and throughout the year. We have enjoyed tremendous economic successes for many years and will continue to do so.
ORD, NEB. – Shopko has announced the closing of 39 stores across the country and it has been confirmed by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley County Economic Development that the Ord Shopko will be closing as well.
The retailer is closing mostly Shopko Hometown stores after a liquidation sale starting on December 7, 2018 and will close the end of February.
There will be more information to come regarding the Ord store and the buildings future.
FULL LIST OF CLOSING STORES
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