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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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Despite Uncertainty, September Retail Comps Rise

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New York—Despite the daily drumming about economic uncertainty, comparable store sales continued to increase for most U.S. retailers in September. According to Thomson Reuters which tracks 23 retailers, September comparable store sales, or same store sales, increased 5.1%. That’s better than analysts’ average estimate which expected a 4.6% increases. Comparable …