Bon-Ton Cites Strong Fine Jewelry Sales Gains in 2Q

The Bon-Ton department store chain cited strong fine jewelry sales as part of its second quarter financial disclosure.

The store saw its total sales rise 2.1 percent to $180.8 million, and its comparable store sales increase 2.2 percent over last year.

“Favorable customer response to new transitional merchandise yielded sales growth in ladies and special size sportswear, shoes, children’s, and home,” Brendan Hoffman, president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Fine jewelry also had strong sales gains.”

The company also claimed double-digit growth in e-commerce sales, but did not disclose the figure in its press release.

Bon-Ton also reported a 0.3 percent year-to-date comparable store sales decrease. Total sales for the year have declined 0.4 percent to $1.4 billion compared to the same period last year.