It was announced today that Shopko will takeover the Pamida chain. Shopko will keep its’ current stores and rename its’ acqisition of Pamida to Shopko Hometown. The changeover will occur over the next year. HQ will be in GreenBay Wisconsin with a combined retail entity of nearly 350 locations in 22 states. At present, Shopko has 149 stores in 13 states and Pamida operates 193 stores in 17 states. Pamida previously had been part of Shopko for 6 years prior to 2005.