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Dillard’s Q3 Profit Slips 17% Amid ‘Challenging’ Sales Environment

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports fiscal third-quarter profit of $155.3 million. But same-store sales declined 6%, with CEO William T. Dillard II citing "weakness" starting in September. read more >
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Walmart, Dillard’s Execs Top List of Highest Pay

Walmart Inc. executives, followed by Dillard's Inc. dominated this week’s list of public company executives ranked by total compensation. read more >
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Update: At Annual Meeting, Dillard’s CEO Welcomes Better Days

Now is “the best of times,” and last year was “the worst of times,” Dillard’s Inc. CEO William Dillard II said Saturday at the department store chain’s annual meeting. read more >
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Public Companies / Retail

Dillard’s Narrows Loss in 2Q Amid 35% Drop in Sales

Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter net loss of $8.6 million, or $0.37 per share, but that was improved from a net loss of $40.7 million, or $1.59 per share, in the same quarter a year before. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
Public Companies

Dillard’s Profit Falls, Sales Down 3% During Holiday Quarter

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a 20% decline in fourth-quarter net income, and same-store sales fell 3% during the crucial holiday shopping period. read more >
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UA Accounting Department to be Named for William Dillard

The accounting department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will be named the William Dillard Department of Accounting. read more >
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Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request. read more >
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Dillard’s 3Q Profit Down 49 Percent, Stock Slides

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income down 49 percent, but same-store sales rose 3 percent. Still, the company missed Wall Street expectations, and its stock price fell. read more >
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Dillard’s Reports 2Q Loss of $2.6M; Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a second-quarter loss of $2.6 million, narrowing its $17.1 million loss in the same quarter last year. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
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Dillard’s 3Q Net Income Down 36 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $14.5 million, down 36 percent from the same quarter last year, as same-store sales were affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
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Dillard’s Reports 2Q Loss of $17M; Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

Department store chain Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a net loss $17.1 million compared with net income of $12.1 million in the same quarter last year. read more >
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Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
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Dillard’s Same-Store Sales, Earnings Decline For 4Q, Fiscal Year

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a 6 percent decline in fourth-quarter same-store sales amid what its CEO called "mall traffic declines from continued retail industry challenges." read more >
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Dillard’s Sees 3Q Profit Down 50 Percent Amid More Sales Declines

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $22.8 million, down 50 percent from the same quarter last year, and same-store sales continued a streak of declines. CEO William Dillard II said the retailer is working through a "tough time." read more >
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Challenges for Dillard’s, and Others at the Mall

Dillard’s Inc. has had some tough times lately. The Little Rock retail chain’s stock price, which peaked above $140 last April, was trading in the high $80s last week — having rebounded from $61 in early January. read more >
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UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: William T. Dillard II

Bill Dillard’s is a story of opportunities taken and challenges faced. His time leading Dillard’s Inc. has seen an Arkansas company maintain its corporate headquarters here and still compete with landmark rivals in the upscale retail market. read more >
The 2016 inductees of the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, from left: William T. Dillard II, Dr. George K. Mitchell, Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973) and Patricia P. Upton.
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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique. read more >
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Dillard’s 1Q Net Income Drops 2 Percent, Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports net income of $109.6 million, down about 2 percent from the same time last year as same-store sales slid 1 percent. "We are disappointed with our first quarter performance," Dillard's CEO William T. Dillard II said in a news release. read more >
Dillard's Inc. CEO William Dillard II said the company is confident going into the holiday sales season.
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Dillard’s 3Q Net Income Up 8 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $55.2 million, up 8.4 percent from the $50.9 million it reported in the same quarter last year. read more >
Charles Elson of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance said pay continues to rise for CEOs.
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Comparisons to Peer Groups Hike CEO Pay

The practice known as peer group compensation benchmarking is the reason CEO pay has climbed to stratospheric levels in the last two decades, according to a recent study. read more >