ShopKo will hold the grand opening of its newest Utah store, 125 S. State, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

The store is the chain's 11th Utah store and the second built in the Provo-Orem area. It is 101,000 square feet in size and will employ about 200 people.The Orem store will feature a pharmacy department and an optical center in addition to toys, housewares, sporting goods, records, health and beauty aids and fashion.

ShopKo Stores Inc. is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Super Valu Stores Inc. of Minneapolis. With the addition of seven stores to the chain in 1990 (including stores in Brigham City and Orem), ShopKo operates 106 stores in 14 states.