Bon-Ton to Close 47 Stores in Early 2018

by Katie Lee

Milwaukee — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has unveiled the 42 store locations that will be closing as part of a previously announced “store rationalization program.” The closing locations are in addition to five other recently announced store closures, four of which the company completed at the end of January.

The affected stores include locations under all of the company’s nameplates — Herberger’s, Carson’s, Bergner’s, Younkers, Elder-Beerman and Boston Store.

“As part of the comprehensive turnaround plan we announced in November, we are taking the next steps in our efforts to move forward with a more productive store footprint,” says Bill Tracy, president and CEO.

Third-party liquidator Hilco Merchant Resources is managing the store-closing sales, which were slated to begin February 1, 2018 and run for approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

Bon-Ton has dual headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pa., and operates 260 stores across the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains.

For a full list of store closings, click here.

Bon-Ton’s announcement comes on the heels of other large retail closings unveiled in January, including Sears, Sam’s Club and Toys ‘R’ Us.


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