Bon-Ton Stores Inc.: Expands furniture business to 24 department store locations

Contact: Christine Hojnacki, 414.347.5329, cell 262.378.9354, [email protected]

Furniture and mattress categories will be available in 62 stores by midyear

MILWAUKEE–April 6, 2016-The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores announced it will expand its successful furniture and mattress categories into 24 existing doors throughout the country making furniture available in 62 locations by midyear.

Each store will feature a furniture collection and sleep collection offering an assortment of bedroom, living room, dining room and accent furniture, home entertainment, recliners, and motion furniture from brands such as Broyhill, Canadel, Emeraldcraft, Natuzzi and Lane. The sleep collection will include a wide selection of mattresses from quality brand names such as Beautyrest, Stearns & Foster, Sealy, and Serta.

“We are excited to offer furniture in 24 additional stores across the country and provide customers with a wide variety of options to furnish their homes,” said Kathryn Bufano, president & chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “This initiative furthers Bon-Ton’s commitment to be the best hometown department store for the family and the home.”

Furniture departments will be added to the following stores:

Open Now:

-Elder-Beerman
Beavercreek, OH (The Mall at Fairfield Commons)
-Carson’s
North Riverside, IL (North Riverside Park Mall)

Open by April 13:

-Carson’s
Bradley, IL (Northfield Square Mall)
-Bergner’s
Champaign, IL (Market Place Shopping Center)

Open by May 18:

-Bon-Ton
York, PA (York Galleria Mall)
Hagerstown, MD (Valley Mall)
-Bergner’s
Bloomington, IL (Eastland Mall)
Forsyth, IL (Hickory Point Mall)
-Boston Store
Madison, WI (East Towne Mall)
Milwaukee, WI (The Shops of Grand Avenue)
-Carson’s
Joliet, IL (Louis Joliet Mall)
-Younkers
Okemos, MI (Meridian Mall)
Cedar Falls, IA (College Square Mall)
Lansing, MI (Lansing Mall)
Des Moines, IA (Southridge Mall)

Open by July 5:

-Bon-Ton
Selinsgrove, PA (Susquehanna Valley Mall)
Buffalo, NY (McKinley Mall)
-Bergner’s
Peru, IL (Peru Mall)
-Carson’s
St. Charles, IL
-Elder-Beerman
New Philadelphia, OH (New Towne Mall)
Newark, OH (Indian Mound Mall)
-Younkers Eau Claire, WI (Oakwood Mall)
Merle Hay, IA (Merle Hay Mall)
Moline, IL (SouthPark Mall)

The company will also offer a white glove furniture delivery service which includes unpacking, complete set-up and desired placement of the furniture in the customers’ home.