York, Pa. The Bon-Ton Stores, parent company of Boston Store and other department store chains, reported Thursday that it narrowed its second-quarter loss by 3% to $33.7 million, compared with a loss of $34.8 million the year before.
Sales for the quarter dipped to $608.6 million, from $609.2 million a year ago.
Same-store sales edged up 0.2%.
Bon-Ton Stores operates 278 stores, including 11 furniture galleries, in 23 states. It runs stores under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit area, under the Parisian nameplate.