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Bon-Ton names Belk exec to CEO slot

BY Katherine Boccaccio

York, Pa. — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced the appointment of Kathryn Bufano to the position of president and CEO, effective Aug. 25. Bufano has served as the president and chief merchandising officer of Belk Inc. since 2010.

Bufano replaces outgoing president and CEO Brendan Hoffman, who announced his resignation.

Bufano’s “years of experience in the department store industry will allow her to refine and drive the strategic growth initiatives we have put in place over the last several years,” said Tim Grumbacher, chairman of the board and chief strategic officer.

Bon-Ton operates 272 stores under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.

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Belk promotes David Zant to president and chief merchandising officer

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Charlotte, N.C. — Following the resignation of president and chief merchandising officer Kathryn Bufano to take the CEO slot at Bon-Ton, Belk has promoted David Zant as its replacement, effective Aug. 11.

Zant, who will report to Tim Belk, chairman and CEO, has served as Belk’s executive VP and general merchandising manager of men’s, home and kids since 2008.

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Body Central Corp. names three directors

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Jacksonville, Fla. — Body Central Corp. has appointed three new directors effective July 31.

Bryan Eshelman is COO of Aldo Group in Montreal; prior to Aldo, he was the executive VP and chief supply chain officer at Charming Shoppes.

Folline Cullen is a turnaround specialist with Educate Online who has overseen the Sylvan Learning spinoff; she was previously the CFO of Wall Street International, a global brand in English instruction.

Ben Rosenfeld is VP Store Operations, Retail and Outlet at Kenneth Cole Productions. He has held management positions at Lacoste, Charlotte Russe and Express.

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