Bon-Ton Stores To Shutter Unit
York, Pa., Bon-Ton Stores said it would close its store in Walden Galleria, Buffalo, New York, effective Jan. 28, 2006. The chain expects to incur $1.8 million in pre-tax costs for severance and other items.
Finlay Signs New Agreement With Federated
New York City, Finlay Enterprises, the leading operator of licensed fine-jewelry departments in department stores, has signed a new three-year agreement with Federated Department Stores for the four Macy’s divisions in which Finlay currently operates. The new agreements were negotiated as a result of Federated’s recent acquisition of The May Department Stores Co. and the merged companies’ subsequent divisional realignment.
Couche-Tard Has Strong Quarter
Laval, Canada, Alimentation Couche-Tard posted strong second-quarter growth: Net earnings jump 44.9% to $55.5 million in the quarter ended Oct. 9. Revenues increase by 29.9% or $551.6 million to $2.39 billion. The company also signed an agreement in the second quarter to acquire 16 sites in New Mexico, United States and two agreements in the third quarter for 26 sites in Tennessee and seven sites in Ohio.