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Bon-Ton Stores to Launch Annual Charge Against Breast Cancer

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Milwaukee, WI—The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, will kick off its annual trademarked program, Charge Against Breast Cancer, October Pink Shops on September 17. The program will run in all 262 Bon-Ton Department stores throughout the month of October, National …

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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …

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October Retail Comps Up; Sandy Effects Yet to be Felt

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New York—While October retail comparable store sales increased nearly 5%, some retailers cautioned today that their November—and even holiday totals—could be adversely affected by the Superstorm Sandy. Of the 17 retailers (excluding drugstores) tracked by Thomson Reuters that posted October results today, overall comparable store sales rose 4.7% better than …