ShopKo Stores, Inc. reported consolidated sales for the five weeks ended April 2, 2005 decreased 0.1% to $281.4 million from $281.7 million during the same period last year. Consolidated comparable store sales decreased 0.6%.

           Sales Summary by Business Segment (dollars in millions)

     Retail Segments              Period Ended              % Change
     5 Weeks:                        4/02/05         Total**         Comp*
      ShopKo                          $209.2         (1.9)%          (2.0)%
      Pamida                            72.2          5.5             4.0
      Total Retail                    $281.4         (0.1)%          (0.6)%

     9 Weeks:
      ShopKo                          $367.0         (3.4)%          (3.6)%
      Pamida                           127.3          5.0             3.8
      Total Retail                    $494.3         (1.4)%          (1.8)%

    *  Comparable store sales represent sales of those stores open during both
       fiscal years and do not include sales from the ShopKo wholesale optical
    ** ShopKo division total sales variance reflects sales from one closed
       ShopKo location in fiscal 2004 and three new ShopKo Express Rx
       locations.  Pamida division total sales variance reflects sales from
       five closed Pamida locations and seven new locations in fiscal 2004,
       and three new locations in fiscal 2005.

For the month of April, consolidated comparable store sales are expected to be in the negative mid single digit range. April is expected to be adversely affected by the Easter holiday shift.