The comeback strategy for Bon-Ton Stores includes closing a dozen Carson's stores, although Bon-Ton hasn't specified locations. The only Carson's in Indianapolis is the lone anchor for Circle Centre mall.
Zionsville-based Lids Sports Group posted disappointing sales in its second quarter, mirroring recent results from other athletic apparel retailers. Its parent company is trying to dampen expectations for the overall firm.
A fresh round of sales declines at Macy’s Inc. and Kohl’s Corp., though less severe than Wall Street had feared, is renewing concerns that the department-store industry can’t pull out of a years-long slump.