– BON-TON CENTER TO SHUT: The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will close its 175,000-square-foot distribution center in Green Bay, Wis., and consolidate its operations into the distribution centers in Whitehall, Pa.; Fairborn, Ohio, and Rockford, Ill. The consolidation, effective in May, will affect 27 associates who will be allowed to transfer to nearby stores or receive transition benefits, including severance. Bud Bergren, president and chief executive officer, said: “The remaining distribution centers have the capacity to support the stores in this geographic area as well as to expand their services to support future growth.”

This story first appeared in the March 31, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.