Shopko to close stores in towns across Missouri

Shopko, a Wisconsin-based discount retail chain, will close several stores in rural Missouri. Dozens of workers will lose jobs in the closures, which are scheduled to start in early March and continue into May.

The Missouri stores are part of a nationwide move by Shopko to shutter stores this year. The merchandise retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January and vowed to close more than 100 stores, CBS News reports

Store closures are scheduled in seven Missouri towns: Albany, Carrollton, Doniphan, Eldorado Springs, Gallatin, Memphis and Trenton.

The company has been going through a reorganization plan for months. Missouri stores were not included in the original list of 100 closures. 

The company has about 18,000 employees and operates more than 350 stores in 24 states. 

Read more: Missourinet


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