The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates department stores in the United States. The company offers an assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, and children, as well as cosmetics, home furnishings, and other goods. The company operates 270 stores in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet. The company’s stores offer an assortment of fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. Its nationally distributed brand assortment includes labels in the apparel, accessories, footwear, cosmetics and home furnishings industries, such as Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Carters, Chaps, Clarks, Clinique, Coach, Estee Lauder, Fossil, Free People, Frye, Jessica Simpson, Jones New York, Kenneth Cole, Keurig, LancÔme, Lauren, Michael Kors, Nine West, Polo, Steve Madden, and Vince Camuto. The company’s exclusive private brands complement its offerings of nationally distributed brands and are a key component of its overall merchandising strategy. Its private brand portfolio includes brands, such as Laura Ashley, Ruff Hewn, Relativity, Studio Works, Breckenridge, Kenneth Roberts, Living Quarters, Paradise Collections, Le Tigre, Cuddle Bear, John Bartlett, Casa by Victor Alfaro, and Mambo. Seasonality The company’s business, like that of most retailers, is subject to seasonal fluctuations, with the major portion of sales and income realized during the second half of each year, which includes the holiday season. Due to the fixed nature of certain costs, its selling, general and administrative expenses are typically higher as a percentage of net sales during the first half of each year. Competition The company faces competition for customers from traditional department store operators, such as Boscov's Department Store LLC, Dillard's, Inc., Macy's, Inc. and Von Maur Inc.; national chain retailers, such as J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Kohl's Corporation and Sears Holdings Corporation; and mass merchandisers, such as Target Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. History The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. was founded in 1898. The company, a Pennsylvania corporation, was incorporated in 1996.
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2801 East Market Street
York, PA 17402
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