The Bon-Ton Shops, Inc., is a regional division retailer firm primarily based in York, Pennsylvania, mainly working 275 shops, together with eleven furnishings galleries, in 26 states all through the northern United States. Shops carrying its namesake nameplate serve the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the US, extending to upstate New York and all through Pennsylvania. Different chains operated by The Bon-Ton embrace Bergner’s, Boston Retailer, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers. There are three company workplace areas: York, Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Dayton, Ohio. The Bon-Ton’s main rivals embody Belks, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Kohl’s.
The Bon-Ton was began in 1898, when Max Grumbacher and his father, Samuel, opened S. Grumbacher & Son, a one-room millinery and dry items retailer on Market Road in York, Pennsylvania.
As vehicles changed horses and the nation grew to become extra industrialized, by way of World Battle I and the Roaring Twenties, the Grumbachers continued to fulfill their clients’ wants. The shop grew larger and, in 1929, the corporate was included as S. Grumbacher & Son, Inc. In 1931, Max’s son, Max Samuel (M.S.), joined the corporate. When Max the elder died in 1933, his widow, Daisy, and their two sons, M.S. and Richard, continued the enterprise, forming a partnership in 1936.
This was a preferred retailer vacation spot on the basic radio present Fibber McGee & Molly starring Jim and Marion Jordan 1935-1959
Following World War II, the household determined to broaden operations. In 1946, a second Bon-Ton was opened, in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Two years later, the corporate moved exterior Pennsylvania, buying Eyerly’s in Hagerstown, Maryland, and, in 1957, buying McMeen’s in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. These early strikes set The Bon-Ton’s coverage of rising into adjoining areas by opening new shops and buying present companies.
In October 2003, The Bon-Ton would broaden its attain into Ohio and the decrease Midwest with the acquisition of the sixty nine retailer Elder-Beerman retailer chain. Following an try to convert to a privately held firm, Elder-Beerman was supplied extra cash for its excellent inventory as a part of the buyout. The chain at present continues as a separate nameplate. The Bon-Ton Shops chain doubled in dimension in 2005 with the $1.1 billion buy of the 142 shops of Saks’ Northern Division Retailer Group, headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Company headquarters remained in York, PA, however merchandising headquarters had been relocated to Milwaukee. As with the Elder-Beerman acquisition, no retailer names have been modified within the transaction. The newly acquired retailer group included Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner’s, Boston Retailer, Herberger’s, and Younkers.