Bud Bergren is preparing to retire as president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Bergren, 65, has agreed to remain in his position until the company hires a successor and an “orderly transition” takes place, the company said Monday. At that point, Bergren will become chairman of the board and Tim Grumbacher will step down as executive chairman. Grumbacher will remain a member of the board and will continue to work on strategic long-term direction for the York, Pa.-based retailer.
Bergren has been at the helm of Bon-Ton since 2004. He had been president and ceo of Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., which Bon-Ton acquired in 2003. Prior to that, he served in various positions with Belk Inc. Bergren said: “Until we appoint the new chief executive officer, I will be focused on and actively engaged in the continued roll-out of our strategic initiatives and the strengthening of the operations of our company.”
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)