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May 1, 2012

The Bon-Ton Stores said Tuesday that vice chairman/president of merchandising Tony Buccina will retire from the company effective Feb. 15, 2013.

York, Pa. -- The Bon-Ton Stores said Tuesday that vice chairman/president of merchandising Tony Buccina will retire from the company effective Feb. 15, 2013.

The retailer will launch a search for a new chief merchandising officer during this period.

Additionally, Bon-Ton announced the appointment of Luis Fernandez to the newly created position of executive VP and chief marketing officer, effective May 7.

Fernandez was previously VP, Last Call marketing & customer insight for the Neiman Marcus Group.

January 5, 2012

The nation’s discounters and department store retailers turned in mixed results for December, with many chains citing unseasonably warm weather that sapped demand for cold-weather merchandise.

New York City -- The nation’s discounters and department store retailers turned in mixed results for December, with many chains citing unseasonably warm weather that sapped demand for cold-weather merchandise.

“Cold-weather categories, which are highly profitable and represent approximately 25% of our business in December, were down mid-teens on a percentage basis,” said Tony Buccina, vice chairman, president – merchandising, The Bon-Ton Stores, whose December same-store sales fell 0.7%. The company widened its loss forecast.