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Perham's Pamida to be converted to Shopko

Perham's Pamida is on the list of stores to be converted into a Shopko, according to store management.

The stores announced Wednesday they would merge, converting Pamida stores to Shopkos - all with the new Shopko Hometown design, according to a company press release.

The combined entity will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states and plans for new store growth in the second half of 2012 and beyond.

The company, which will be headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., will use the Shopko name and will be led by Shopko President, Chairman and CEO W. Paul Jones. Pamida President and CEO John Harlow will serve on the leadership team. There will be no changes to Shopko's stores.

Check back to for more information regarding what this will mean for the Perham store.