Shopko Names Jill Soltau Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager – Softlines

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Shopko announced today the appointment of Jill Soltau as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager — Softlines. Soltau will report to Michael R. MacDonald, Shopko Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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Soltau’s work experience includes senior merchandising positions with both Sears and Kohl’s. Her prior experience was with the Carson Pirie Scott division of Saks Incorporated where she held a variety of stores and merchandising roles over a nine year period. Soltau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail and Business from the University of Wisconsin — Stout.

MacDonald commented, “Jill’s depth and breadth of experience make her the ideal candidate for this most important role. Jill’s extensive background in buying, product development and planning and allocation, together with her multiple retail channel exposure represents a powerful combination of skills and experience. I am exceptionally pleased to welcome Jill Soltau to the Shopko team.”

Soltau and her family will be relocating to the Green Bay area later this year.

About Shopko

Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Shopko is a $2.2 billion retailer of quality goods and services headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., with stores located in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 132 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in mid-sized to larger cities and three Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept. For more information, please visit

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