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Shopko joins other retailers in BF shift

Shopko will open for extended hours and feature special door buster prices on hundreds of items beginning Thanksgiving Day.

The company joined the ranks of other retailers who have encroached on Thanksgiving Day in order to capture a share of holiday sales some forecasts show growing marginally this year. Shopko stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 100 items will be available at door buster prices that were originally planned for Black Friday, the company said. Stores will re-open for Black Friday at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and remain open until 11 pm Friday. More than 600 items will be featured at Shopko store locations at door buster prices when doors open at 9 pm Thursday through noon on Friday, while supplies last.

Shopko Hometown stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 50 door buster items being released early.  Shopko Hometown stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and remain open until 9 p.m. with over 300 special door buster items available when doors open at 5 a.m. until noon. 

Shopko.com will offer special Thanksgiving Day door busters beginning at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and hundreds of items at door buster prices will be offered for Black Friday on Shopko.com beginning at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night straight through until noon Friday.

Beginning Saturday, November 10, Shopko is offering free standard shipping with a $49 purchase at Shopko.com. Standard shipping is also free on all online jewelry purchases, with no minimum purchase amount. 

"Our customers have told us they are pressed for time and want flexible and convenient options for their holiday shopping so we are offering all of our door buster specials right when our doors open so customers don't have to wait for staggered specials to occur throughout the night," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko interim CEO, EVP and COO. "In our larger markets, Shopko stores will deliver great value on the newest and hottest items in all of our departments on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. In our Shopko Hometown locations, we will offer the same great value without the need to travel outside the community. Shopko.com also provides our customers the convenience of shopping with Shopko without leaving the comfort of their homes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Shopko operates nearly 350 stores in 22 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central