The Bon-Ton Closes For Good Today...But Did You Know This About Its History?

August 29, 2018

While talking about todays final day for Bon-Ton, Rob Lucas decided to look up its history and came across two cool Wikipedia pages on the shopping history of Buffalo.

Click here for a look at AM&A's, Buffalo's original department store, and here for the page on the history (and mis-steps) of Bon-Ton, which bought out AM&A's in 1994.  The Bon-Ton folks had horrible timing, expanding too quickly into a field that was starting to feel the internet shopping squeeze.  Business courses on "What NOT to do" can be taught based on the Bon-Ton's moves. 

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