Younkers Is Back But Only Online
Younkers returned online along with Bon-Ton and its subsidiaries, following an Indiana-based company, CSC Generation, purchasing the brand and customer information. The retail stores closed last month after Bon-Ton filed for bankruptcy and sold its assets.
CSC purchased the company's name and customer lists for around $900,000, according to a USA Today report.
Company leaders say the plan is for Younkers to remain exclusively online, but the relaunched store has a new mix of merchandise, including home appliances.
According to the USA Today report, the company may reopen stores in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Younkers was founded in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1856. Along with stores across the country, Younkers stores at malls in Davenport, Moline and Muscatine closed this summer.