Bon-Ton Names New CEO

Bon-Ton Stores appointed Brendan L. Hoffman president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 7. He replaces current president and CEO Bud Bergren, who is retiring.

Hoffman will also be elected to the company’s board of directors and will transition to chairman of the board. Tim Grumbacher, currently serving as executive chairman of the board, will remain a director of the company.

Hoffman served as the CEO and president of Lord & Taylor since October 2008. Prior to that, he served six years as president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct, a subsidiary of The Neiman Marcus Group. Hoffman also served as vice president of Last Call Clearance Division at Neiman Marcus from August 2000 to December 2002 and as a divisional merchandise manager of Bergdorf Goodman Inc. from October 1998 to August 2000.