Bon-Ton Department Stores Begins Sales at Stores Planned for Closure
The Bon-Ton Stores began store closing sales on February 1 at 42 select locations as part of the company's recently announced store rationalization program and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing on February 6, 2018. Like other department stores, Bon-Ton has been struggling with declining foot traffic, as shoppers go online for purchases, especially to e-comm giant Amazon. More than 15 U.S. retailers filed for bankruptcy last year. Bon Ton's announcement was the first major U.S. brick-and-mortar retailer to do so in 2018.
The in-store sales will take place at Bon-Ton branded stores as well as other retail nameplates owned by the retailer including Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, and Younkers stores in the locations listed below. More stores are expected to be added to the store closing process. The Bon-Ton Stores, with with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 256 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains
Shoppers will find significant price reductions of at least 30 percent-50 percent off the lowest-ticketed prices on brand-name apparel, shoes, accessories and jewelry for women, men, juniors and children.