Tag Archives: Kathryn Bufano

Bon-Ton’s Loss Mounts in Q3

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YORK, Pa.-Declining sales and rising costs led The Bon-Ton Stores to a net loss of $11 million in its third quarter, compared to a net loss of $931,000 in the third quarter of last year. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1, totaled $642.7 million, down 1.3 percent and including a dropoffMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Bon-Ton Partners with Mario Lopez to Support Boys & Girls Clubs

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MILWAUKEE-The Bon-Ton Stores, including the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers, announced its second annual partnership with Mario Lopez in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest building-centered, youth-focused provider of after-school programs. The Give the Gift of a Great Future campaign kicked off on Oct. 1 andMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

Great Expectations

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Pity the home furnishings industry exec on a long summer vacation—he or she will return to work with a whole new landscape of retail leaders. For those keeping score at home (along with the imaginary, anachronistic exec who could actually take vacation all summer), here’s a brief rundown on the recent CEO shuffle: Target namedMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Bon-Ton Narrows Q2 Loss

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YORK, Pa.-The Bon-Ton Stores reported a second-quarter net loss of $36.2 million, compared to a net loss of $37.3 million in the second quarter of last year. Net sales for the regional department-store chain were up 1.1 percent to $563.5 million, including a gain of 1.6 percent in same-store sales. Brendan Hoffman, Bon-Ton’s outgoing presidentMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Bufano Named to Lead Bon-Ton

Kathryn Bufano

YORK, Pa.-The Bon-Ton Stores has named Kathryn Bufano president and CEO effective Aug. 25. Bufano most recently served as Belk Inc.’s president of merchandising. Bufano will succeed Brendan Hoffman, who chose not to renew his employment agreement. Hoffman resigned as president and CEO and as a member of Bon-Ton’s board, effective with Bufano’s election. AMore »

Last updated: August 1, 2014

Belk Debuts Cynthia Rowley Home Line

CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley Lattice bed ensemble

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk has partnered with designer Cynthia Rowley for a collection of home furnishings. Branded as CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley, the line is available at 70 Belk stores and on belk.com. It includes cotton comforter sets, quilted cotton coverlets, jacquard cotton sheet sets, decorative pillows and a tabletop and entertaining collection. The designs feature Rowley’s signatureMore »

Last updated: May 6, 2014

At Home with Belk

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The North Carolina-based department store stays focused on its customer base By David Gill This year marks the 125th anniversary in business for Belk Inc., the Southern-region department store chain. The retailer was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk, and is now headed by his grandsons—Tim, chairman and CEO; and John, president and chiefMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2013