“The company’s holiday period comparable store sales decrease of 2.9 percent is an improvement from the comparable store sales decrease of 6.6 percent reported in the third quarter,” said Bill Tracy, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores. “We are actively engaged in discussions with our debt holders in an effort to strengthen our capital structure to support the business going forward.”
There are about 15 retailers that are at a higher risk of filing for bankruptcy this year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Some of the major retailers that are at risk include: The Bon-Ton Stores, Bebe Stores Inc., Stein Mart Inc., Sears Holdings, Sun Pacific Holding Corp., and Burlington Stores Inc.
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