Bon-Ton closing store in Frederick, Md.
York, Pa. The Bon-Ton Stores will close its Frederick, Md., department store at the end of January.
The company says the 56 workers affected by the shutdown can apply for job openings in Hagerstown.
Frederick is the only location mentioned in the store-closing announcement. The company has 277 department stores in 23 states operating as Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers.
Smoke less, smell better
All this month Target is promoting an initiative called Celebrate Smoke-free designed to promote the benefits of not smoking while helping customer and employees choose a strategy to quit that suits their needs and lifestyle. Target hasn’t sold cigarettes in its stores since 1996.
The retailer does offer a wide assortment of stop-smoking aids and is giving those items greater visibility to Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic healthcare professionals who can offer support, smoking-cessation materials and advice. The month-long campaign is promoted with in-store signing, informational brochures and features in the weekly ad and at Target.com. The program coincides with the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Great American Smokeout on Nov.18. The Great American Smokeout is now in its 35th year.
Aldi opens new Florida location
Sebring, Fla. — Aldi opened a 17,000-sq.-ft. supermarket in Sebring, Fla., on Thursday.
The new store is Aldi’s 42nd Florida location. The grocery retailer opened its first store in the state in 2008 and, according to the company, will have 47 in Florida by year-end.