Herberger’s was founded by Bob Herberger in Osakis, Minnesota, in 1927. The company became incorporated in 1947 as a means of opening up new locations. The company operates a chain of department stores, mostly in the Midwest.
After several sales and mergers, Herberger’s was sold to Bon-Ton stores in 2006 for $101 billion. The company continues to operate as a subsidiary of Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. The company currently has 41 locations. Herberger’s recently rolled out a new program “buy online, pick up here”, where customers could purchase items online and pick them up from the store of their choosing.
The company continues to expand, with new locations being planned, or current locations being expanded. Herberger’s has faced legal issues regarding their janitorial employees. A group of employees sued the company in mid-2015 for lack of payment and lack of overtime pay.