Department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores Inc has named Robert Sears as its new senior vice president, general merchandise manager for men's and home.

Sears, who has over 25 years' retail experience, most recently served as senior vice president, general merchandise manager of men's and children's with the Saks Department Store Group's Proffitt's Division.

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc operates 139 department stores and two furniture stores in the US.