Shoppers at the mall entrance side of Shopko at Bay Park Square Mall in Ashwaubenon make a break for the sales at 5 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2010, for the annual Black Friday shopping tradition. This year, Shopko said it will open at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
Shopko plans to beat other Black Friday store openings by a good 14 hours. But that's actually nothing new.
The Ashwaubenon-based retailer announced Tuesday that its stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving for its first release of 100 specially priced items, or doorbusters. Last year it opened at 8 a.m.
Shopko's stores will reopen Thursday night at 8 p.m., when the majority of other department and specialty stores plan to open for Black Friday. At that time, it will have its second wave of specials, more than 850 with discounted prices that run until Friday noon or while supplies ...