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September 24, 2012

Ikea has officially plugged in its largest U.S. rooftop solar installation to date, at its store in Round Rock, Texas.

Round Rock, Texas -- Ikea has officially plugged in its largest U.S. rooftop solar installation to date, at its store in Round Rock, Texas. When combined with Ikea projects atop stores in Houston and Dallas-area Frisco, the new installation also makes Ikea the largest solar owner in Texas.

February 23, 2012

Dillard’s Inc. reported that profit for the fourth quarter rose to $141.5 million from $109.6 million a year earlier, beating analysts’ expectations.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Dillard’s Inc. reported Thursday that profit for the fourth quarter rose to $141.5 million from $109.6 million a year earlier, beating analysts’ expectations.

Sales edged up 2% to $1097 billion. Same-store sales rose 3%.
 

February 1, 2012

Dillard’s said it has made a strategic investment in e-commerce company Acumen Brands in a move toward enhancing the department store retailer’s website dillards.com, as well as Acumen’s 12 e-commerce sites.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Dillard’s said Wednesday it has made a strategic investment in e-commerce company Acumen Brands in a move toward enhancing the department store retailer’s website dillards.com, as well as Acumen’s 12 e-commerce sites.

November 11, 2011

Dillard’s Inc. reported Friday that profit for the quarter ended Oct. 29 soared a record 85% to $26.6 million, compared with $14.4 million in the year-ago period.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Dillard’s Inc. reported Friday that profit for the quarter ended Oct. 29 soared a record 85% to $26.6 million, compared with $14.4 million in the year-ago period. Strong comps and contained expenses propelled the strong performance.

Revenue rose to $1.38 billion, from $1.34 billion, beating Wall Street’s expected $1.36 billion in sales. Same-store sales increased 5%.

February 23, 2011

Dillard's said Tuesday that its net income grew 38% in the fourth quarter as its sales improved and the retailer controlled expenses and inventory.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Dillard's said Tuesday that its net income grew 38% in the fourth quarter as its sales improved and the retailer controlled expenses and inventory.

Dillard's earnings rose to $109.6 million in the three months ended Jan. 29, compared with $79.5 million one year earlier.

Sales rose 5% to $1.93 billion from $1.83 billion, with merchandise sales up 6% to $1.91 billion. The rest of its revenue comes from its CDI Contractors construction business. Same-store sales rose 7%.

January 20, 2011

In a regulatory filing on Wednesday Dillard's said it plans to form a real estate investment trust, with the objective of improving liquidity.

Little Rock, Ark. -- In a regulatory filing on Wednesday Dillard's said it plans to form a real estate investment trust, with the objective of improving liquidity.

According to the department store retailer, various company entities will transfer interests in properties to the REIT, which will then lease the properties back to them.

"Dillard's believes the formation of a REIT may enhance its ability to access debt or preferred stock and thereby enhance its liquidity," the filing said.

November 11, 2010

Dillard's said Friday its third-quarter profit surged 80% benefiting from improved margins, reduced expenses.

Little Rock, Ark. Dillard's said Friday its third-quarter profit surged 80% benefiting from improved margins, reduced expenses and lower inventory.

The department store operator reported net income of $14.4 million for the period ended Oct. 30, up from $8 million a year ago. Revenue dipped 1% to $1.37 billion from $1.39 billion.

Dillard's lowered its advertising, selling, administrative and general expenses to $398.5 million from $402.1 million during the quarter.

November 25, 2008

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November 23, 2008

Dillard's Inc. department store chain says it is eliminating about 500 jobs from its work...

October 30, 2008

Dillard's Inc. on Friday offered more details about its financial position in an effort to...

September 25, 2008

The Associated Press (AP) reported Friday that a group of Dillard’s Inc. investors has petitioned...

September 17, 2008

Dillard's Inc. and small retailers around Arkansas are pressing lawmakers to give consumers an annual...

September 3, 2008

Dillard's Inc. said Thursday that August same-store sales decreased 7%. Total sales were $500.8 million...

September 1, 2008

The company said it is closing the agency, which operates in 43 of the company's...

May 18, 2008

Dillard's Inc. said Monday it will continue to focus on closing underperforming stores, reducing expenses...

May 11, 2008

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April 29, 2008

More affluent customers are shopping at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. during the economic slump and the...

April 1, 2008

Dillard's Inc. on Tuesday said it agreed to nominate four new directors to avoid a...

March 19, 2008

Dillard's Inc. said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit plunged 70%, hurt partly by one less week...

February 29, 2008

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February 24, 2008

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April 30, 2007

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