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Bon Ton Stores : Positioned for E-Commerce Growth

08/26/2015 | 07:31am US/Eastern

New state-of-the-art fulfillment center meets customer demand

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, today announced the grand opening of its 743,000 square-foot state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center. The facility, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, was designed with the customer in mind and supports the company’s expanding e-commerce business and aggressive omni-channel growth.

The fulfillment center, based in West Jefferson, Ohio, is centrally located for the Bon-Ton family of stores, which operates in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains. The facility is expected to improve efficiency and accelerate delivery time for customers.

“Our goal is to ensure extraordinary service to our customers,” said Kathryn Bufano, President & CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “The facility was designed to improve operational efficiency and enhance the overall customer experience from beginning to end.”

The consolidation of five e-commerce distribution centers into one highly automated fulfillment center offers a significant expansion to the company’s shipping capacity with an estimated 40,000 units per day and 350,000 units per day at its peak during the holiday season.

“This new state-of-the-art facility was critical to accommodate the rapid growth we are experiencing in our e-commerce business,” said Bufano.

The fulfillment center is currently staffed with 200 full-time associates and will increase to 400 during the peak holiday season. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is currently hiring seasonal associates for first and second shift with the potential to become permanent after the holidays. Available jobs include: material handlers, processors, and pick and pack associates. Interested applicants can visit www.careers.bonton.com.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 270 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, 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. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit www.bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.


© Business Wire 2015
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