The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to start trading on the OTCQX Best Market starting Thursday, November 9

YORK, Pa., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (“Bon-Ton” or the “Company”) (OTCQX:BONT) today (Nov. 03, 2017) announced that the shares of its common stock will begin to trade on the OTCQX Best Market starting Thursday, November 9.  Bon-Ton will continue to trade under the symbol “BONT.”  Shareholders can access real-time price quotes and financial disclosures for Bon-Ton on www.otcmarkets.com.

With this announcement, Bon-Ton joins many other established public companies who use the OTCQX market, a recognized public market that offers efficient and transparent trading for U.S. and global companies.

The Company will continue its regular quarterly earnings press releases and conference calls in conjunction with filing quarterly and annual reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, respectively. Bon-Ton will also continue to file current reports on Form 8-K.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 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.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.  For further information, please visit http://investors.bonton.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “could,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend” or other similar expressions and include the Company’s fiscal 2017 guidance, involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company.  Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks related to retail businesses generally; a significant and prolonged deterioration of general economic conditions which could negatively impact the Company in a number of ways, including the potential write-down of the current valuation of intangible assets and deferred taxes; risks related to the Company’s proprietary credit card program; potential increases in pension obligations; consumer spending patterns, debt levels, and the availability and cost of consumer credit; additional competition from existing and new competitors or changes in the competitive environment; inflation; deflation; changes in the costs of fuel and other energy and transportation costs; weather conditions that could negatively impact sales; uncertainties associated with expanding or remodeling existing stores; the ability to attract and retain qualified management; the dependence upon relationships with vendors and their factors; a data security breach or system failure; the ability to reduce or control SG&A expenses, including initiatives to reduce expenses and improve profits; operational disruptions; unsuccessful marketing initiatives; the ability to expand our capacity and improve efficiency through our new eCommerce fulfillment center; changes in, or the failure to successfully implement, our key strategies, including initiatives to improve our merchandising, marketing and operations; adverse outcomes in litigation; the incurrence of unplanned capital expenditures; the ability to obtain financing for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes; the impact of regulatory requirements including the Health Care Reform Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the inability or limitations on the Company’s ability to favorably adjust the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; and the financial condition of mall operators.  Additional factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in these forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail under Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Christine Hojnacki
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Christine.hojnacki@bonton.com
414-347-5329

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Simply lids: new design will set the standard of disposable lids for years to come

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simply Innovative Products, Inc. (OTCPink: SMPI) has received first samples off production mold of the disposable beverage lid from the company’s subsidiary Simply Lids.

The first samples were produced from the company’s newest supplier of high-tech thin walled injection molding. These samples reflex the final design of the injection lid that will change the food & beverage industry for a long, long, time. Final adjustments and operational parameters are being calculated from the first samples and used to establish standards for future equipment and production.

Simply Innovative Products, Inc. President John Newman stated “After four years of developing and refining the simply lid, we were finally able to get a mold maker that was capable of making the ultimate design which matches our original vision without compromise. This design will set the standard of disposable lids for years to come. ”

About Us:
Simply Innovative Products, Inc. is a development company specializing in plastic products in various markets. BugoutTM Pet Products is the company’s latest acquisition, poised to make an impact in the multi-million-dollar pet industry.

Simply Lids is an award-winning company whose specialty is disposable beverage lids in the food services industry. Simply Lids’ patented technologies provide a safer, more enjoyable drinking experience, without splashing or spills, and has the added benefit of unique marketing opportunities, never before realized in this industry sector. Simply Lids plans on being the leader in this multi-billion-dollar sector through the application of its unique technology and innovation. For more information, please visit our website at www.simplyinnovativeproducts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “projected,” “planned,” forecasted” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are, by their very nature, not guarantees of Simply Innovative Product Inc.’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Due to the risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Mr. John Newman, President
Tel: 702-720-6757
www.simplyinnovativeproducts.com

CarMax offers guide to help car owners better understand intricacies of trading in their vehicle

RICHMOND, Va, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the start of the school year top of mind, CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, and third largest auction operation in the United States, recently focused a national survey on a different type of education: how knowledgeable are car owners about how much they can get for their vehicle when it comes time to trade it in? The CarMax report today (Oct. 11, 2016) reveals that only half of respondents had a good idea of how much they could sell their car for, and 35 percent were either not sure or had absolutely no clue. To help all car owners better understand the intricacies of trading in their vehicle and empower them through the process, CarMax provides the guide below.

Mileage and Age Can Make a Grade-A Difference

Less than 20 percent of car owners surveyed knew the maximum number of miles that is considered “ideal” for trade-ins – 100,000 miles. Industry data indicates that while lower mileage is typically better, after 100,000 miles the value can drastically decrease depending on the make and model of the car and its condition.

“It’s important for drivers to know how much they can sell their car for and the factors that impact the offer they will receive. That will allow them to get the best deal and have a better experience,” explained Tom Marcey, CarMax vice president, regional merchandising. “CarMax offers an honest and authentic appraisal process. We see a 23 percent spike in customers coming into our stores for an appraisal during the summer, and we want to help consumers get the most for their trade-ins now and at any point in the year.”

Another misconception identified through the survey was that two in five car owners believe there is no difference in the offer they will receive between selling a 10-year-old car versus an 11-year-old car. which According to CarMax and industry data, the cut off between 10-year-old and 11-year-old vehicles can be substantial in affecting the offer they will receive when selling their car. More men than women were confused when it came to knowing this important trade-in fact (47 percent compared to 33 percent).

A Trusted Advisor Can Eliminate a Painful Process

Nearly one in ten respondents said they would rather shave their heads than try to sell their cars. However, selling a car does not need to be an extreme process, and CarMax has a proven, hassle-free approach that allows drivers receive an offer for their vehicle in as little as 30 minutes. They can even choose to walk out the door with payment in-hand.

Separate Emotions for Less Stress

Additionally, about one in six respondents had a harder time “breaking up” with their cars than ending their first relationships. Letting go of any car is an emotional experience – one in 10 people said the emotions were the hardest part of their last trade-ins. But like a relationship ending, it’s also an opportunity for an upgrade and something better will roll along.

Timing Can Help You Ace the Class

Is there a better time of the year to sell your car? There is, and more than 25 percent of people surveyed were right on target. CarMax data indicates March and April are the best months to trade in your car for the best deal. Except for luxury and sports cars, most vehicles also tend to appreciate slightly at the beginning of the year when the miles per year are lowest.

Just as in School, Preparation is Key

When it comes to car trade in prep, many consumers were also on track. A majority of respondents said cleaning their cars will mean higher appraisal offers, and while it’s not guaranteed, a spotless car may help you clean up.

“Taking care of visible maintenance issues like worn tires, warning lights and broken tail lights prior to an appraisal can increase the offer you receive for your car,” adds Marcey. “An interior detailing, which you can do yourself or have done professionally, will make a good first impression with the appraiser or buyer, showing the vehicle has been properly maintained.”

The CarMax Difference

CarMax will buy your car, even if you do not buy one of theirs. You’ll get a competitive offer in as little as 30 minutes and can leave with payment in hand or take up to a week to make your decision. To learn more about used car appraisals and sales with CarMax, including helpful tips and frequently asked questions, or to schedule an appointment for an appraisal,click here.

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 160 stores in 37 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 22,000 associates nationwide and for 12 consecutive years has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Survey Methodology: CarMax commissioned SHIFT Communications to survey U.S. online consumers via Google Consumer Surveys to uncover understandings and attitudes as they relate to selling a used car. The survey was shown to 15,868 people age 18+ with 3,044 responses, for a 19.2 percent response rate, with a 95 percent confidence level. Consumer Surveys weights results by inferred gender, age and geography when possible to make the sample as representative as possible of the internet population. Responses were collected from July 25-27, 2016.

Contact:

Jonathan McNamara
pr@carmax.com
(855) 887-2915

Source: CarMax, Inc.