Little Rock, Arkansas, October 7, 2010 -- Dillard's, Inc. (DDS: NYSE) ("Dillard's" or the "Company") announced today that merchandise sales ("sales") for the five weeks ended October 2, 2010 were $532,298,000 compared to sales for the five weeks ended October 3, 2009 of $519,262,000. Total sales increased 3%. Sales in comparable stores increased 3% for the five weeks ended October 2, 2010.
Sales for the 35 weeks ended October 2, 2010 were $3,749,600,000 compared to sales for the 35 weeks ended October 3, 2009 of $3,733,717,000. Total sales were unchanged on a percentage basis. Sales in comparable stores increased 1% for the 35-week period.
During the five weeks ended October 2, 2010, sales were slightly above the average total Company trend in the Central region, consistent with trend in the Eastern region and below trend in the Western region. Sales of shoes were significantly above trend during the five-week period while sales in the men's apparel and accessories category were significantly below trend.
Dillard's, Inc. is one of the nation's largest fashion apparel and home furnishing retailers. The Company's stores operate with one name, Dillard's, and span 29 states. Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, including products sourced and marketed under Dillard's exclusive brand names.
Julie J. Bull
Director of Investor Relations