Boscov’s was started by Solomon Boscov in the year 1911. Presently, it is owned by an investor group which is led by Albert Boscov who is the chairman as well as the CEO of the company. He purchased the business due to bankruptcy in 2009. Boscov’s first store was opened in the year 1918 at Ninth and Pike streets in Reading and Pennsylvania and progressed with every coming year. The company expanded it realm by inaugurating Boscov’s West in November 1962 which was soon followed by Boscov’s North in August 1965. Boscov’s East was opened in Exeter Township in November 1967 after a tragic fire at the reading outlet. Such was the popularity of the store that when Boscov’s West was piled down by fire, the customers requested them to reopen it again in November 1968. The company’s first ever store out of the town was built in Lebanon in August 1972. After that, the company never saw back and progressed continuously.
The company believes that it is important to give back to the communities they serve. They are actively involved with communities through various ways and programs like fundraisers, community occasions and non-profit organizations. The company believes that by assisting their neighbors they are creating a positive influence on them. The company hosts various food and clothing drives, fundraising events and bake sales in order to serve the local communities. Angel Tress, Campus of Courses, Breast cancer Awareness, Halloween candy exchange and cell phone donations include some of the community outreach programs. Also, the company is aware of their surroundings and firmly believes in the protection of the environment. The company focuses on optimizing their packaging needs to their shipment profile in their e-commerce business and thus cut their overall needs by 37%. They eliminate waste by cutting the number of box types they utilize by 80%. Also, the company shows dire commitment towards increasing the use of re-cycled paper in its advertisement.
What makes Boscov's unique?
Boscov’s sells a variety of things and also gives its customers a wide range to choose from. The store provides apparels for the whole family, appliances, house ware and sporting goods. Some of its stores also offer optical services along with travel agencies. The list doesn’t end there. Catering and appliance repair services are also provided by the store. Further, the company always allows its customers to shop by sitting at home or office through its online store, which offers the same variety at a reasonable cost. Today, Boscov has spread its business throughout America and has 43 locations across six states accompanied by a budding e-commerce business too.