ShopKo and Pamida to merge
Two of the nation's leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, ShopKo Stores and Pamida, said they will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retail chains focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
River Falls is the site of one of the 149 Shopkos located in 13 states. Pamida used to have a store in New Richmond, but it closed several years ago. The closest Pamida stores now is Ellsworth.