As of Apr 29, 2017, the company operated 261 stores, including 9 furniture galleries and 4 clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates.

During fiscal 2016, the company closed 5 existing stores. The company closed 2 net stores in the first quarter of 2017.

At year-end, the company owned 25 stores, had ground leases on 7 stores and leased 230 stores. Stores are predominately located in fashion-oriented shopping malls and lifestyle centers, encompassing a total of approximately 24 million square feet (20 million selling square feet).

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores261263267270270271
Store growth-2.2%-1.5%-1.1%0.0%-0.4%-1.1%
Total gross square feet (M)23,69123,95224,33224,62224,64024,886
Total gross square feet growth-3.2%-2.1%-1.2%-0.1%-1.0%-1.5%
Avg store gross sq ft90,80091,10091,10091,20091,30091,800
Avg store gross sq ft growth-1.0%-0.6%-0.1%-0.1%-0.6%-0.4%