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
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.
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