had previously been part of Shopko, which acquired the company in 1999 and operated it as a separate division.
Personally, it's exciting," said Tony Schmid, director of pharmacy operations for Pamida
Customers can then have their photos printed for collection at a Pamida
store or posted to their home.
Revionics and Pamida
started their partnership in 2010 with the implementation of the first of three phases, the Revionics Price Optimization solution.
The decision to convert the Pamida
outlets had been announced in January 2012, and the final 36 stores celebrated their official grand openings as Shopko Hometown units last month.
chain, which remains under the ownership of Sun Capital, has 216 stores with 116 of those units operating pharmacies.
ShopKo and Pamida
- a general merchandise retailer in rural areas in the Midwestern, North Central and Rocky Mountain states - will continue to manage the operations at their stores under long-term leases.
These plans include 16 ShopKo store remodels, 35 Pamida
store remodels, the addition of eight new Pamida
stores, the opening of 12 Pamida
pharmacies in existing locations and planning for up to three new ShopKo Express Rx stores.
Balancing the need to maintain profits while costs increase and competition grows, Pamida
has proven the ability to utilize the scenario planning capabilities in Revionics to fine-tune category strategies to achieve their corporate goals.
The Shopko Hometown store format, featuring our unique merchandising strategy and improved store design, is an ideal fit for the smaller communities that Pamida
serves with its exceptional service and community-minded approach," Jones said in January when the merger deal was announced.
The pharmacies the company operates in 255 of its ShopKo and Pamida
stores, they note, play a critical role in the communities they serve.
The retailer also completed the redesign of 11 Pamida
test stores, its $784 million, 222-unit rural convenience chain.