The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is a department store operator in the United States, offering an assortment of apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The Company’s merchandise offerings also include cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. The Company operates approximately 271 stores in 25 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, predominately located in fashion-oriented shopping malls and lifestyle centers, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet. The Company has two operating segments: stores and eCommerce (its internet Websites). The Company’s merchandise assortment includes nationally distributed brands and its private brands.