Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
The Company, a Pennsylvania corporation, was founded in 1898 and is one of the largest regional department store operators in the United States, offering a broad assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children. Our merchandise offerings also include cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. We currently operate 272 stores in 24 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, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet. Industry Overview We compete in the department store segment of the U.S. retail industry, a highly competitive environment. The department store industry continues to evolve in response to the evolution of competitive retail formats—mass merchandisers, national chain retailers, specialty retailers and online retailers—and the advent of mobile technology and social media. ... More ...