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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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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 …

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Ukala Sydney Launches Footwear in USA

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Sydney, Australia—From Down Under to around the world: that’s the latest from Australian footwear brand Ukala Sydney, which reported this week securing key partnerships with a number of big name retailers in the United States and Europe. Starting this month, Ukala’s fall/winter collection of footwear, many made from Australian Merino …

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June Retail Sales Prove Robust

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New York—Helped by promotions, warmer weather and lower gas prices, June retail sales exceeded retail analysts’ estimates as most retailers reported today increases in their comparable store sales. According to Retail Metrics, which tracks 25 top retail chains, sales climbed 7.2%, surpassing analysts’ average estimate for a 5.6% increase. The …